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Pharmacy Abbreviatio

routes, dosage, administration, measurement

DAW dispense as written
NR, 0 no refill
UTD as directed
i, ii, ect one, two, ect.
ss one half
gtt drop
ml, mL mililiter
Tsp teaspoon
Tbsp tablespoon
fl oz fluid ounce
l, L liter
mcg microgram
mg miligram
g, G, gm gram
mEq milliequivalent
a.a. or aa of each
ad to, up to
aq, ad add water up to
qs, q.s., ad add sufficient quantity to make
bid two times a day
tid three times a day
quid four times a day
a.m./q a.m. morning/ each morning
p.m. afternoon or evening
h.s. at bedtime
prn as needed
a.c. before meals
p.c. after meals
stat immediately, now
q_h every __ hour(s)
tab tablet
cap capsule
SR, XR, XL slow, extended release
sol solution
susp suspension
syr. syrup
liq. liquid
supp. suppository
crm cream
ung., oint ointment
a.d. right ear
a.s., a.l. left ear
a.u. each ear
o.d. right eye
os, ol left eye
o.u. each eye
p.o. by mouth
S.L. sublingually
top. topically
p.r. rectally
p.v. vaginally
inh inhalation
per neb by nebulizer
SC, subc, subq subcutaneous
i.m., IM intramuscular
i.v., IV intravenous
i.v.p., IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback



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