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Medical Abbreviations

PRN as needed
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
PC after meals
PR per rectum
PPD purified protein deprivative
q every
QOD every other day
q4h every 4 hours
AC before meals
ASAP as soon as possible
BID twice daily
CHF chronic heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
FUO fever of undetermined origin
gtt drops
gr grain
HS bedtime
IM intra muscular
MAO monoamine oxidase
MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
MVI multivitamin
NKDA no known drug allergy
OD overdose
NPO nothing by mouth
OS left eye
PO by mouth
R/O rule out
sl sublingual
suppos. suppository
T tablespoonful
TCN tetracycline
ung ointment
HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide
IV intravenously
teaspoon tsp
capsule cap
one i
i-ii one to two
NTG nitrogylcerin
TID three times a day
QID four times a day
MR1X may repeat one time
MOM milk of magnesia
NTE not to exceed
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NPO nothing by mouth
PCN penicillin
AD right ear
wt weight
TPN total parenteral nutrition
Syr syrup
sol solution
qd everyday
ou each eye
NR no refill
inj injection
fl.oz fluid ounce
EtOH ethanol alcohol
dr dram
cc cubic centimeter
chol cholesterol
BP blood pressure
au each ear
fl.dr right ear
os left eye
NS normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride)
DSS docusate sodium (colace)
EPI epinephrine
MOM milk of magnesia
LA long acting
(triangle) change
NTG nitroglycerin
Supp suppositiory
ECT enteric coated tablet
FE or Fe or FeSO4 ferrous sulfate
MRX1 may repeat times one or one time
K or K+ potassium
MSO4 morphine sulfate
MVI multivitamin
D5W dextros 5% on water
WA while awake
FA folic acid
CR controlled release
LR lacatated ringers solution
HL heparin lock
Dig digoxin
APAP acetaminophen (tylenol)
ASA aspirin
MPF methyl-parabenfree (preservative free)
CP chestpain
Created by: 2402sp



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