I will add to the refill from the previous answer. In the pharmacy, medicines are given strictly for the required period, so that if you have depression or something else, you do not swallow at once and do not die.
A small addition to the previous answers: the pharmacist can re-dispense the drug if the prescription indicates the number of refills. That is, if the doctor prescribed a course for several months (just in case, given that the need for the medicine may disappear), they will not immediately give you a huge bottle for the entire period, but will break it, for example, three times. When the contents of the first jar starts to run out, you can order a semi-automatic 'refill' by phone or online on the pharmacy website (or it can be automatic).
By the way, ibuprofen and others are sometimes dispensed in special orange prescription jars. medications that are usually available over the counter if the doctor has prescribed an elephant dose.
OTC drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for example, are sold in both blisters and jars. But the drugs from the prescription department are weighed according to your prescription in exactly the same orange jars, which are most often seen in films. A printout of part of your prescription is glued to the jar, which contains your name, doctor's name, dosage, duration of use, as well as a brief description of the appearance of the pills (for example, pinkish triangular tablets labeled "xyz"), which is important because they can accidentally fall out not that.
In the United States, no one will sell you pills, the description of which says that they are dispensed only with a doctor's prescription, if you do not have this prescription. In addition, the doctor's prescription contains not only the pills themselves, but also the dosage, amount and period for which you should take these pills. Therefore, the pharmacist at the pharmacy creates an "order" according to the prescriptions. He takes a standard pack of pills and puts the required number of pills in a jar that is signed with your name, prescription, and the doctor who wrote the prescription. When you run out of pills from the jar, you go to the doctor, he writes you a prescription again (because according to the old prescription you have already eaten all the pills, and the pharmacist has no right to re-issue the medicine according to the old prescription), and the pharmacist folds the pills for you again from standard packaging into a signed jar.
Is this normal ???