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common abbreviations

a.c before meals
a.m morning
p.m afternoon/evening
ad. lib. as desired
p.r.n as needed
b.i.d. twice a day
q.i.d. four times a day
h. or hr. hour
q.2h every 2 hours
q.12h every 12 hours
p.c. after meals
h.s. at bedtime
q.d. once daily
stat immediately
q.o.d. every other day
t.i.d. three times a day
min. minute
q.h. every hour
q.8h every 8 hours
u.d. as directed
a.d. right ear
a.u. both ears
inj. injection
IVPB intravenous piggyback
o.d. right eye
o.s.or o.l. left eye
pr per rectum
SC or SQ subcutaneous
a.s. left ear
IM intramuscular
IV inttraveneous
IVP intraveneous push
o.u. both eyes
p.o. by mouth
SL sublingual
ID intradermal
aq. aqueous
comp. compound
pulv powder
supp. suppository
syr. syrup
tinct or tr tincture
cap capsule
gtt. drop
sol. solution
susp. suspension
tab tablet
ung ointment
a before
c with
q every
aa of each
DC or d/c or disc. discontinue
disp. dispence
d.t.d. give of such doses
et and
N/V nausea and vomiting
q.s. sufficient quantity
non rep. or N.R. do not repeat
R/O ruled out
NPO nothing by mouth
SOB sortness of breath
UTI urinary tract infection
URI upper respiratory infection
q.n.s quantity not sufficient
p after
s without
ad up to
ante before
dil. dilute
div. divide
dx diagnosis
ft. make
hx history
rt. right
GI gastrointestinal
noct. night
Sig write on label
BP blood presure
M mix
HA headache
Created by: Colton Brown



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