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Pharmacology Abbrev

Pharmacology Abbreviations & Codes

aa of each
a.c. before meals
ad rt.ear
ad lib at pleasure/ as you please
am morning
amp ampoule(s)
as lft. ear
au each ear/ both ears
bid twice daily/ 2 times daily
biw (does not mean biweekly/every other wk) twice weekly/ 2 times a week
bp/BP blood pressure
c with
c./C Cup 8oz = 1 cup
cc cubic centimeter/ 1 cc= 1mL
cap capsule or caplet(s)
daw/DAW dispense as written
dc discontinue/ discontinue use
floz fluid ounces
g/gm gram
gr grain(s)
gtt drop(s) 60gtt= 1tsp
hr hour
hs at bedtime
ID intradermal(injection)
iv/IV intravenous/ within the vein
IM intramuscular(injection)
l./L left
kg kilograms 1kg= 2.2ibs
ib(s) pounds 2.2ibs = 1kg
loz lozenge
mEq milliequivalent
mcg microgram
mg milligram
mr/MR may repeat
NKDA no known drug allergies
npo nothing per oral/ nothing by mouth
non rep/ NR no repeat/ no refills/ no renewals
od rt. eye
os lft. eye
ou both eyes
oint ointment
oz ounces 2tbsp= 1oz
p./P pulse
p.c. after meals
po per oral/ by mouth
post after/afterwards
post op after surgery/ following surgery
prn/PRN as needed
q every
qam every am/ every morning
qd one time(once) daily/ every day
qh every hour
qhs every bedtime
qid 4 times daily/ 4 times a day
qod every other day
qoh every other hour
qon every other night
qpm every pm/ every night
qs sufficient quantity
qow every other week
qw/qwk every week
r./R right
Rx prescription/ script/ take
s without
SL sublingual/ under tongue
SQ subcutaneous(injection)
ss one half/ half/ half of
sig/Sig label/ directions
SOS may repeat if necessary
stat/STAT immediately/ at once/ now
tab tablet(s)
temp./T temperature
tbsp tablespoon 1tbsp= 3tsp
tsp teaspoon 1 tsp= 5mL
tid three times daily/ 3 a day
tiw three times a week
u./U unit(s)
uad use as directed/ per instructions
Created by: Lillieselm



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