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Pharmacy Tech

Pharmacy Abbreviations- Directions/SIG codes

TermDefinition
p after
pc after meals
pc & hs after meals & at bedtime
pm afternoon
ad lib as desired
u.d. as directed
prn as needed
ASAP as soon as possible
hs bedtime
ac before meals
ac & hc before meals & at bedtime
AU both ears
OU both eyes
po;PO by mouth
qd;QD daily
DAW Dispense as written
DS double strenghth
q;Q every
qd;QD every day
qhs;QHS every day at bedtime
qpm;QPM every afternoon/evening
qh;QH every hour
qam;QAM every morning
qod;QOD every other day
qw every week
qid;QID four times daily
hr hour
AS left ear
OS left eye
MR may repeat
AD right ear
OD right eye
tid;TID three time daily
bid;BID two times daily
w;wk weekly
W/A;WA while awake
24H 24hours
BU buccal
PO by mouth
EX External
IN Inhalation
Inj Injection
ID Intradermal
IM Intramuscular
IV Intravenous
IVPB Intravenous piggyback
IVP Intravenous push
IU intrauterine
MDI metered dose inhaler
MT mouth/throat
NA nasal
oph;OPH ophthalmic
OR oral
OT otic
PR;RE rectally
SC subcutaneous
SL sublingual
tinct. tincture
TD transdermal
UR urethral
PV;VA vaginally
Amp Ampule
Cap capsule
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