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Sig codes/abbreviati

Sig codes and abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
I 1
V 5
X 10
L 50
C 100
D 500
M 1000
ss 1/2
Superscription represented by the symbol "RX"
Inscription name and strength of drug
Subscription quantity of drug prescribed
Signa contains directions to the patient which will appear on the medication container label
Insert Rectally or vaginally (unwrap and insert)
Take Oral dosage forms (not sublingual)
Instill eye or ear drops
spray nose, throat, or topical sprays
Use As Directed
Place Sublingual, eye, ear or nose drops
Apply topical creams, ointments, lotion, or gel
Inhale Oral or nasal sprays
Inject Insulin and other injectables
Shampoo Topical shampoo
q every
qd every day
bid two times/twice daily
tid three times daily
qid four times daily
qod every other day
h or hrs or 0 hours
a with a line over it before
p after
qh every hour
tiw three times a week
ac before meals
pc after meals
c with
s without
pm evening
qpm every evening
q4h , q6-8h every 4 hours, every 6-8 hours
am morning
qam every morning
hs at bedtime
qhs every night at bedtime
wk week
prn as needed (for)
stat now, immediately
ut. dict. or ud as directed
d.t.d. give of such dose
w.a. while awake
a.t.c. around the clock
postop postoperatively
au each ear, both ears
ad right ear
as left ear
ou both eyes
od right eye
os left eye
po by mouth
en each nostril
sl sublingually (under the tongue)
im intramuscularly
iv intravenously
pr or rect rectally
pv vaginally
subq, sq, or sc subcutaneously
inj injection
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
Top topically, locally
ID intradermal
aa of each
ss one-half
kilogram kilogram
g gram
mg milligram
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalents
gr grain
lb pound
gtt or gtts drop or drops
qs a sufficient quantity
qsad a sufficient quantity up to
mOsm or mOsmol milliosmoles
Tbsp. tablespoonful
Tsp. teaspoonful
u units
fl oz fluid ounce
fl dr. fluid dram
ml or mL milliliter
L liter
oz ounce
qt quart
gal gallon
pt pint
c and c cough and cold
n and v nausea and vomiting
HA headache
SOB shortness of breath
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
HBP high blood pressure
HTN hypertension
p pain
temp or t temperature
BS blood sugar
HRT hormone replacement therapy
UTI urinary tract infection
CHF congestive heart failure
URI upper respiratory infection
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
MI myocardial infarction
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (not disorder)
CHD coronary heart disease
DI diabetes insipidus
DOB date of birth
DX diagnosis
GI gastrointestinal
NPO nothing by mouth
SX symptoms
caps capsules
tab(s) tablet(s)
Non rep or NR do not repeat, no refill
DC or d/c discontinue or discharge
disp dispense
S. or Signa or sig write directions
et and
M. mix
ft. make
ung. ointment
aaa apply to affected area
ad lib. at pleasure
supp suppository
aq dist or DW distilled water
susp suspension
tinct. tincture
syr. syrup
sol. solution
sat. saturated
pulv. a powder
admin administer
No. number
Pt patient
Rep repeat
Amp ampule
NMT not more than
Rx recipe, you take
USP United States Pharmacopeia
NTG nitroglycerin
ASA aspirin
liq liquid, solution
el., elix. elixir
aq. water
comp. compound
NS normal saline
BSA body surface area
ex aq in water
gl aq glass of water
IU international units
m2 or M2 square meter
TPN total parenteral nutrition
vol volume
Page 46, I don't know how to put in all the symbols, so know these 1 tsp (5 ml), 2 tbsp. (30 ml or 1 fl.oz.), none, greater than, less than, increase, decrease, hours, primary, secondary
L in a circle left
R in a circle right
@ at
triangle change
' minutes
" seconds
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