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Sig Codes

1(degree symbol), 2 (degree symbol) 1 hour, 2 hours, etc
a before
aa of each
ac before meals
ad right ear
ad as directed
AM morning
amp ampules
apl applicatorful (for vaginal creams)
aq water
as left ear
au both ears
bid twice daily
c with
C 100
cap capsule(s)
cc cubic centimeter
cd cycle day (menstrual cycle)
cid five times daily
cmpd compound
cr cream
d daily or day
DAW dispense as written (no generic)
DC, dc, d/c discontinue
disp dispense
DS double strength
dx diagnosis
elix elixir
eq equivalent
et and
fid five times daily
5x/d five times daily
g, gm gram
gen generic
gr grain
gtt drop(s)
h, hr hour(s)
HD high dose
hs at bedtime
H2O water
IM intramuscularly (for injectables)
inj inject, injection
IU international units
IV intravenously (for injectables)
kg kilogram
l liter(s)
liq liquid
lot lotion
max maximum
MDI (metered dose) inhaler
meq, mEq milliequivalent(s)
mcg microgram
ug microgram
mg milligram(s)
min minute
min minimum
ml milliliter(s)
mm millimeters
mo month
neb nebulizer
noct night
npo, NPO nothing by mouth
nr no refills
od right eye
os left eye
ou both eyes
oz ounce
p after
pc after meals
pc breakfast after breakfast
per per (per day, week, month or other time period)
per in (in nebulizer, in rectum, in vagina)
PM evening or nighttime
po, per os by mouth
PR, pr rectally (per rectum)
prn as needed
PV, pv in the vagina, vaginally
q every
qam every morning
qd every day or once daily
qhs every night at bedtime, at bedtime nightly
q 4 h every four hours
q 7 PM every day at 7 PM
qid four time daily
qn every night
qod every other day
qs sufficient amount
r, rec rectally
rept repeat
rf refill(s)
s without
sc subcutaneous
sid once daily
sig directions
sl (dissolve) under the tongue
sol solution
sq subcutaneous (for injectables)
ss one-half
ss sliding scale (for insulin)
stat immediately
subq, sub q subcutaneous (for injectables)
sup suppository
susp suspension
sx symptoms
syr syrup
tab tablet(s)
tea teaspoonful, teaspoonfuls, 5ml
tbsp tablespoonful, tablespoonfuls, 15ml
tid three times daily
tiw three times weekly (also biw, qiw, etc)
tsp teaspoonful, teaspoonfuls, 5ml
tx treatment
U, u unit
ud, utd as directed
ung ointment
vag vaginally, in the vagina
x3d for 3 days (or maybe 3 doses, caution)
wc with meals ("with a meal" if once daily dosing)
YO years old
Created by: leahk10