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Abbreviations for Medicine Bottles

ID Intradermal
h. or hr. hour
gtt. drop
aq aqueous (water)
pulv. powder
syr. syrup
tinct or tr. tincture
cap capsule
sol. solution
a.c. before meals
u.d as directed
IVP Intravenous Push
q. 2h every 2 hours
o.u both eyes
tab tablet
ung. ointment
p.r.n as needed
q.o.d every other day
stat immediateley
h.s at bedtime
O.S or O.L. left ear
p.r per rectum
IM Intramuscular
supp. suppository
p.o. by mouth
SC or SQ subcutaneous
d.t.d give of such doses
inj. injection
t.i.d. three times a day
b.i.d. two times a day
IV intravenous
p.c after meals
a.m. morning
HA headache
q every
DC, d/c, or disc. discontinue
et and
disp. dispense
NPO nothing by mouth
URI Upper respiratory infrection
hx. history
rt. right
GL gastrointestinal
Noct. night
sig write on label
BP blood pressure
M mix
c with
p after
s without
q.i.d. four times a day
a.u. both ears
a.s. left ear
o.d. right eye
IVPB Introveneous Piggyback
comp. compound
SL sublingual
p.m. afternoon/evening
aa of each
SOB shortness of breath
ad up to
dil. dilute
div. divide
dx diagnosis
q.n.s quanity not sufficient
a before
q.h. every hour
N/V Nausea and Vomiting
q.s. sufficient quantity
non rep. or N.R. do not repeat
R/O ruled out
ft. make
ante before
susp. suspension
q.d once daily
ad. lib. as desired
a.d right ear
Created by: DesMPorter