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Pharm Abbreviations

Abbreviations of Pharmacy Terms. Used to read/fill out prescpitions

1/2 NS half normal saline 0.45%
ac before meals
am morning
APAP acetaminophen
as left ear
ATC around the clock
*bid twice daily
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
_ C with
cc (mL) cubic centimeter
comp compound
D/C discontinue
DAW dispense as written
disp dispense
elix elixir
fl fluid
gr grain
h or hr hour
aa of each
ad right ear
amp ampule
aq water, aqueous
ASA aspirin
au both ears
BM bowel movement
brady slow
BSA body surface area
cap capsule
CHF congestive heart failure
d.t.d. give of such dose
D5W 5% Dextrose in water
dil dilute
DNR do not resuscitate
et and
g or gm gram
gtt(s) drops
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
HC hydrocortisone
hyper above, excessive
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggy back
L liter
m^2 square meter
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
Min minute
ml mililiter
mOsm milliosmoles
MS morphine sulfate
N.R. or non rep no refill or do not repeat
N/V or N&V nausea & vomiting
neo new
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
noct nocturnal
NS normal saline 0.9%
NPO nothing by mouth
NTG nitroglycerin
od right eye
oint ointment
os left eye
ou both eyes
pc after meals
per by or through
pm evening or afternoon
po orally, by mouth
prn as needed
pulv powder
q every
q2h every 2 hours
q4-6h every 4-6 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
qd every day
qid four times daily
qod every other day
qs a sufficient quantity to make
R by rectum, rectally
RL Ringer's Lactate
Rx recipe; take
_ S without
SQ subcutaneous
SOB shortness of breath
sig or signa write on label; directions for the patient
SL sublingual
sol solution
sos if there is need
ss one half
stat immediately
supp suppository
susp suspension
syr syrup
tab tablet
tachy fast, rapid
Tbs or T tablespoon
tid three times daily
tiw three times weekly
Top topical
TPN total parenteral nutrition
tr tincture
tsp or t teaspoon
ud or ut dict as directed
ung ointment
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
vs vital signs
w/ with
w/o without
wk week
WBC white blood cell count
x times
Created by: vnokeke