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SIG Codes

PTCB Flash Cards; SIG Codes

SIG CodeMeaning
aa of each
a.c. before meals
a.d. right ear
ad lib at pleasure
amp ampule
APAP acetaminophen
aq dist distilled water
a.s. left ear
ASA acetylsalicylic acid; aspirin
a.u. each ear
b.i.d. twice daily
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
c with
cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
CHF congestive heart failure
cpd.; cmpd compound
Conc. concentration
D5W dextrose 5% in water
DAW dispense as written
DRG diagnosis related group
DS double strength
DTD dispense of such dose
DUE drug utilization evaluation
DUR drug utilization review
EC enteric coated
EL. elix
Ext. extract
Fl. fluid
G; gm. gram
gr. grain
gtt. drop
HA headache; hyperalimentation
hr hour
HR heart rate
h.s. at bedtime
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
l. left
mcg microgram
MDI metered dose inhaler
mEq milliequivalent
m.ft. mix and make
MI myocardial infraction
MOM milk of magnesia
MR may repeat
N&V nausea and vomitting
Non Rep; NR do not repeat; no renewals
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline 0.9%
NSAID nonsteroidal; anti-inflammatory drugs
o.d. right eye
oint ointment
oph.; ophth ophthalmic
o.s. left eye
o.u. both eyes
p.c. after meals
PCN penicillin
Ped pediatric
p.; per os by mouth; orally
post after
post op after surgery
PPI patient package insert
PR per rectum
PRN as needed
q each; every
q.d. daily; every day
q.h. every hour
q.h.s. every bedtime
q.i.d. four times daily
q.o.d. every other day
q.s. a sufficient quantity
q.wk. every week
r. right
rect; rec rectal
Rx prescription; take
s without
SC; s.q. subcutaneous
Sig label; let it be labeled
s.l. sublingual
sol.; soln. solution
SOS may repeat if necessary
ss one-half
STAT at once; now
sub-q subcutaneous
subling. sublingual
supp.; suppos suppository
susp. suspension
syr syrup
T temperature
tbsp. tablespoon
t.i.d. three times daily
TPN total parenteral nutrition
Tr.; tinct. tincture
tsp. teaspoon
ung.; ugt ointment
USP United States Pharmacopoeia
ut. dict. as directed
vag. vaginal
w.; wk weekly
Created by: leahlove