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Pharmacology Abbreviations

1/12 one month
1/52 one week
ac, a.c. before meals
ASAP as soon as possible
bid, b.i.d. twice daily
cap capsule
CPS Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties
gtt, gtts drop(s)
i, ii, iii 1, 2, 3 (roman numerals)
mg milligram
mL, ml millilitre
npo, n.p.o. nothing by mouth
ODB Ontario Drug Benefit
OTC over the counter
ou both eyes
p.c. after meals
p.o. by mouth or orally
prn as required (as needed)
q.a.m. every day in the morning or before noon
Q.D., qd every day
q.o.d. every other day
q.p.m. every evening (night)
q_h every (# of) hours
qh every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
Rx presecription
SC; S.C.; sc, s.c. subcutaneous
SL, sl sublingually (under the tongue)
ss one half
stat; STAT immediately
t.i.d.; tid three times a day
tab tablet
Tx treatment
ung ointment
x 3 days times three days
Created by: DawnLangridge