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a.d. right ear
a.s.,a.l. left ear
a.u. each ear
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
o.d. right eye
o.s.,o.l. left eye
o.u. each eye
per neb by nebulizer
p.o. by mouth
p.r. rectally, into the rectum
p.v. vaginally, into the vagina
SC,subc,subq subcutaneously
S.L. sublingually, under the tongue
top. topically, locally
aq, aqua water
caps capsules
cm cream
elix. elixir
liq. liquid
supp. suppository
SR,XR,XL slow/extended release
syr. syrup
tab. tablet
ung., oint. ointment
a.c. before food, before meals
a.m. morning
bid twice a day
h hour, at the hour of
h.s. at bedtime
p.c. after food, after meals
p.m. afternoon or evening
prn as needed
qid four times a day
q each, every
q.d. every day
q_h every hour
qod every other day
stat. immediatly
tid three times a day
.-| one
aa of each
ad to, up to
aq. ad add water up to
dil. dilute
div. divide
f,fl. fluid
fl. oz. fluid ounce
g., G., gm. gram
gtt. drop
l, L liter/Litre
mcg. microgram
mEq. milliequivalent
mg. milligram
ml., mL milliliter/millilitre
q.s. a sufficient quanity
q.s. ad add sufficient quanity to make
..-ss, ss one-half
tbsp. tablespoon
tsp. teaspoon
c with
disp. dispense
f, ft. make, let it be made
gtt drop
NR no refill
-s without
ut dict., u.d. as directed
sig. white, label
Created by: arh0523



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