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PHAR 450

Pharmaceutical Calculations

QuestionAnswer
ā before
p after
tiw three times a week
ac before meals
pc after meals
c with
s without
hs at bedtime
qhs every night at bedtime
ut. dict. or ud as directed
d.t.d. give of such dose
au each ear, both ears
ou both eyes
en each nostril
sl sublingually
pr or rect rectally
pv vaginally
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
Top topically, locally
aa of each
ss one half
gr grain
qs a sufficient quanity
qsad a sufficient quantity up to
u units
fl dr. fluid dram
c&c cough and cold
n&v nausea and vomiting
BM bowel movement
p pain
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CHD coronary heart disease
DI diabetes insipidus
et and
M. mix
ft. make
ung. ointment
aaa apply to affected area
ad lib. at pleasure
aq dist or DW distilled water
tinct. tincture
sat. saturated
pulv. a powder
Amp Ampule
NMT not more than
Rx recipe, you take
USP United States Pharmacopeia
NTG Nitroglycerin
liq. liquid, solution
NS normal saline
BSA body surface area
ex aq in water
gl aq glass of water
IU International Units
m2 square meter
TPN total parenteral nutrition
' minutes
" seconds
Q3 every 3 hours
Q4 every 4 hours
Q812 every 8 to 12 hours
828 at 8AM, 2PM and 8PM
848 at 8AM, 4PM and 8PM
uf until finished
an as needed
tud take as directed
fxd for 10 days
ww with water
qon every other night
achs before meals and at bedtime
pchs after meals and at bedtime
wfm with food and milk
wbl with breakfast and lunch
wbs with breakfast and supper
woj with orange juice
es on empty stomach
ppa as needed for pain
pcr as needed for cramps
pit as needed for itching
psl as needed for sleep
pcg as needed for cough
pha as needed for headache
pal as needed for allergy
psp as needed for severe pain
pan as needed for anxiety
pnv as needed for nausea & vomiting
pwh as needed for wheezing
pcn as needed for congestion
pdz as needed for dizziness
pdi as needed for diarrhea
1avhs insert 1 applicatorful vaginally at bedtime
1sp insert 1 suppository
1T take 1 tablet
1C take 1 capsule
12T take 1 to 2 tablets
2THS take 2 tablets at bedtime
12TBID take 1 to 2 tablets twice a day
12T34D take 1 to 2 tablets 3 or 4 times a day
12TQ34 take 1 to 2 tablets every 3 to 4 hours
12TQ8 take 1 to 2 tablets every 8 hours
CIT chew 1 tablet
DIT dissolve 1 tablet
Created by: sdeck86
 

 



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