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Pharmacology

Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
a.c before meals
p.c after meals
AD right ear
AS left ear
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
P.o./p.o. by mouth
N.P.O. nothing by mouth
s without
P.R.N./p.r.n. as desired/necessary
STAT immediate
O.d./q.d. daily/everyday
h. hour
Q.h./q.h. every hour
h.s. at bedtime
B.I.D./b.i.d. twice a day
T.I.D./t.i.d. three times a day
Q.I.D./q.i.d. four times a day
q.o.d every other day
Kg. kilogram
mg. milligram
ml. millilitre
Gm. gram
liq. liquid
gt. drop
gtt. drops
Elix elixir
oz. ounce
tsp. teaspoon
tbsp. tablespoon
tab tablet
L litre
Cap capsule
sol. solution
tr. tincture
ung. ointment
Rx treatment
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
OTC over the counter
AA to affected area (s)
AC before meals
AD in the right ear
AL in the left ear
APP apply
APSP apply sparingly
AU in each ear
BA before appointment
BID twice daily
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
CAP capsule
CAPS capsules
CC with meal
CF with food
CPL caplet
F10D for 10 days
F7D for 7 days
G give
GTT drop
GTTS drops
HA headache
HS at bedtime
IEN in each nostril
IM intramuscularly
INH inhale
IV intravenously
OD into the right eye
OL into the left eye
OU in each eye
PC after meals
PF puff
PFS puffs
PO hy mouth
TTL twist to load
S&S swish and swallow
DY daily
PL place
PR into the rectum
PRN as needed for pain
QH every hour
Q12H every 12 hours
Q4-6H every 4-6 hours
Q4H every 4 hours
Q6H every 6 hours
Q8H every 8 hours
QAM every morning
QID 4 times a day
QOD every other day
SG swish and gargle
SL sublingual (under the tongue)
SOB shortness of breath
SP sparingly
SPR spray
SQ subcutaneously
SS one half
SUPP suppository
SW shake well
T take
TABS tablets
TUSS for cough
TOP topically
UD as directed
UF until finished
UNWR unwrap and insert
WA while away
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