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JW - Pharm. Abbr.

Pharmacy Abbreviations

a.d. right ear
a.s., a.l. left ear
a.u. each ear
o.d. right eye
o.s., o.l. left eye
o.u. each eye
p.o. by mouth
S.L. sublingually, under the tongue
top. topically, locally
p.r. rectally, into the rectum
p.v. vaginally, into the vagina
inh inhalation, inhale
per neb by nebulizer
SC, subc, subq subcutaneous
i.m., IM intramuscular
i.v., IV intravenous
i.v.p., IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
tab. tablet
cap capsule
SR, XR, XL slow/extended release
sol solution
susp suspension
syr. syrup
liq. liquid
supp. suppository
crm cream
ung., oint ointment
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
a.m. / q a.m. morning / each morning
p.m. afternoon or evening
h.s. at bedtime
prn as needed
a.c. before meals
p.c. after meals
stat. immediately, now
q _h every ___ hours
i, ii, … one, two, etc.
ss 1/2 (one-half)
gtt. drop
ml., mL milliliter
tsp. teaspoon ( = 5 mL)
tbsp. tablespoon ( = 15 mL)
fl. oz. fluid ounce ( = 30 mL)
L liter
mcg., µg microgram
mg. milligram
g., G., gm. gram
mEq. milliequivalent
a.a. or aa of each
ad to, up to
aq. ad. add water up to
qs, q.s. ad add sufficient quantity to make
UTD as directed
NR, Ø no refill
DAW dispense as written
c, w/ with
w/o without
cc cubic centimeter (1 cc≈1 mL)
c.c. with meals
D5W Dextrose 5% in water
gr. grain (≈65 mg)
NS normal saline
Sig. write, label
SOB shortness of breath
BP blood pressure
CHF congestive heart failure
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
NKA no known allergies
TPN total parenteral nutrition
Created by: JWinberry