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Pharmtech abbrev.

commonly used abbreviations

TermDefinition
PRN As Needed (pro re nata)
mEq Milliequivalent
mM Millimole
PC After Meals
PR By Rectum
PPD Purified Protein Derivative
q Every
QOD Every Other Day
q4h Every 4 Hours
AC Before Meals
ASAP As Soon As Possible
BID Twice A Day
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
FUO Fever of Unknown Origin
gtt Drops
gr Grain
HS At Bedtime/Half Strength
IM Intramuscular
MAO Monoamine Oxidase
MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus
MVI Multivitamin
NKDA No Known Drug Allergies
OD Right Eye
NPO Nothing by Mouth
OS Left Eye
PO By Mouth
sl Sublingual
suppos. Suppository
tbsp Tablespoon
sig Write on Label
ung Ointment
non. rep. No Repeats
IV Intravenous
c With
s Without
tsp Teaspoon
cap Capsule
t.i.d. Three Times a Day
q.i.d. Four Times a Day
wt Weight
TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
Syr Syrup
sol Solution
q.o.d. Every Other Day
q.d. Every Day
ou Both Eyes
inj Injection
fl.oz. Fluid Ounce
EtOH Alcohol
dr Dram
cc Cubic Centimeter
chol Cholesterol
BP Blood Pressure
au Both Ears
ad Right Ear
fl.dr. Fluid Dram
as Left Ear
MRX1 May Repeat Times One or One Time
APAP Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
ASA Aspirin
BM Bowl Movement
H & H Hemoglobin and Hematocrit
CP Chest Pain
DAW Dispense As Written
FA Folic Acid
MS Morphine Sulfate
MSO4 Morphin Sulfate
Dig Digoxin
FE Ferrous Sulfate
Fe Ferrous Sulfate
FeSO4 Ferrous Sulfate
HCTZ Hydrochlorothiazide
HL Heparin Lock
K Potassium
KCL Potassium Chloride
LR Lactated Ringers Solution
MOM Milk of Magnesia
LA Long Acting
ER Extended Release
SR Sustained Release
CR Controlled Release
NTG Nitroglycerin
WA While Awake
ECT Enteric Coated Tablet
SCT Sugar Coated Tablet
MPF Methyl-Paraben Free
DSS Docusate Sodium Sulfasuccinate (colace)
DS Double Strength
DC Discontinue
D5 Dextrose 5%
D5W Dextrose 5% On Water
NS Normal Saline 0.9%Sodium Chloride
EPI Epinephrine
aa Of Each
ad lib. As Desired
amt Amount
aq. Water
cath Catheter
cbc Complete Blood Count
cm Centimeter
comp Compound
dil Dilute
diss. Dissolve
Dx Diagnosis
mcg. Microgram
mg. Milligram
ml. Milliliter
Noc Night
stat Immediately
tab Tablet
Created by: bjaramillo90