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ABBREVIATIONS 3 OF 7

DRUG DOSE INTERVALS, FORMS, AND INSTRUCTIONS

AbbreviationMeaning
a.d. right ear
a.s. left ear
aa-- of each
ac before meals
Adhib to be administered
ad lib as needed or desired
ad us. Ext for external use
ad up to
Aer aerosol
AM before noon
am morning
amp ampule
asap as soon as possible
au both ears
AWP average wholesale price
bid twice a day
c with
cap capsule
d day
D/C discharge
d/c discontinue
det give
dict as directed
dil dilute
disp dispense
EC enteric coated
elix elixir
emul emulsion
ext extrac
gtt drops
hs bedtime, hour of sleep
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IT intrathecal
IV intravenous
noc in the night
Non do no repeat, no
rep refills, repeat
non rep do not repeat
NPO nothing by mouth
OD right eye
oint ointment
OS left eye
OU each eye
p after
pc after meals
per by
PM after noon
po by mouth
pr per rectum
prn whenever necessary
pulv powder
q every
q12h every 12 hours
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
q8h every 8 hours
qam every morning
qd every day
qh every hours
qhs every bedtime
qid four times a day
qod every other day
Qs ad a sufficient quantity to make
qs quantity sufficient
Rx prescription only; take; a recipe
s without
SC, sq, subQ subcutaneous
Sig label, let it be printed
sl, subling sublingual
sol solution
solv dissolve
stat immediately
supp suppository
syr syrup
tabs tablets
tbsp tablespoonful
tid three times a day
tr, tinc tincture
u.d., u.dict as directed
ud unit dose
ung ointment
vag vaginal
VO verbal order
wa while awake
Created by: pchim