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Pharmacy Sig Codes

ss half
i one
ii two
iii three
i-ii one to two
mcg micrograms
mg milligram
gm gram
G gram
kg kilogram
ml milliliter
cc cubic centimeter
L liter
mEq Milli equivalent
mM Millimoles
GTT drop
tsp teaspoonful
t teaspoonful
Tbs tablespoonful
T tablespoonful
oz ounce
fl.oz fluid ounce
pt pint
qt quart
gal gallon
gr grain
lb pound
q.s. quantity sufficient
qty quantity
# quantity
Q every
QD every day
BID twice a day
TID three times a day
QID four times a day
QOD every other day
Q2H Every two hours
HS Bedtime
QHS At every bedtime
a before
p after
AC Before Meals
PC After Meals
AFT Afternoon
AM Morning
PM Evening
NOCT Evening
ATC Around the clock
H hour
Min Minutes
D day
dai daily
W week
Wk Weekly
AA Affected Area
AD Right Ear
AS Left Ear
AU both ears
OD Right Eye
OS Left Eye
OU Both Eyes
PO by mouth (orally)
PR Rectally
pv vaginally
SL sublingually
SC Subcutaneously
SQ Subcutaneously
Top Topically
ID Intradermaly
IM Intramuscularly
IT Intrathecaly
IV Intravenously
IVPB Intravenous Piggy Back
BM Bowel Movement
BP Blood Pressure
CP Chest Pain
Dx Diagnosis
HA Headache
HTN Hypertension
Inf Infection
NKA No Known Allergies
NKDA No known drug allergies
N/V Nausea and Vomiting
N & V Nausea and Vomiting
OM Otitis Media
SOB Shortness of Breath
Tx Treatment
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
Amp Ampule
Cap Capsule
Tab Tablet
Cr Cream
Oint Ointment
Ung Ointment
Elix Elixir
Supp Suppository
Susp Suspension
Syp Syrup
Sol Solution
Dex Dextrose
D51/2NS 5% Dex & 0.45% NS
D5W Dex 5% in Water
NS 0.9% Normal Saline (Sodium Choride)
1/4 NS 0.22% Normal Saline
1/2 NS 0.45% normal saline
GI tube gastrointestinal tube
H2O, Aq Water
NG Tube Nasal Gastric Tube
c with
s without
D/C Discontinue
DAW Dispense as Written
DNS Do Not Substitute
Disp Dispense
MRx1 May Repeat one dose
NPO Nothing by mouth
NTE Not to exceed
NR No refills
OTC over-the-count
PRN As Needed
Rx Perscription
SIG Directions
STAT Now, immediately
UD As direced
W/ with
w/o without
> greater then
< less then
(triangle) change
(up arrow) Increase
(down arrow) decrease
APAP acetaminophen
ASA asprin
BC birth control
COD codine
ETOH (ethyl) alcohol
HC Hydrocortisone
HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide
MOM Milk of magnesia
MTX methotrexate
MV Multivitamin (injection)
MVI Multivitamin (injection)
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NTG nitroglycerin
OC oral contraceptive
PCN penicillin
PNV prenatal
SMX/TMP sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
SMZ/TMP sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
TAC triamcinolone
TCN tetracycline
Created by: Desiray