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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 by mouth
N.P.O nothing by mouth
s without
P.R.N as desired/ as necessary/ as needed
STAT immidiately
o.d/ q.d daily/ everyday
h. hour
q.h every hour
h.s at bedtime
b.i.d twice a day
t.i.d three times a day
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 affected area(s)
AD in the right ear
AL in the left ear
APP apply
APSP apply sparingly
AU in each ear
BA before appointment
BID twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
CAP capsule
CAPS capsules
CC with meal
CF with food
CPL caplet
F10D for ten days
F7D for seven days
F14D for fourteen days
G give
HA headache
HS at bedtime
IEN in each nostril
IM intramuscularly
INH inhale
IV intraveniously
OD into the right eye
OL into the left eye
OU into both eyes
PC after meals
PF puff
PFS puffs
PO by mouth
TTL twist to load
S&S swish and swallow
DY daily
PL place
PR into the rectum
PRNP as needed for pain
QH every hour
Q12H every twelve hours
Q4-6H every four to six hours
Q4H every four hours
Q6H every six hours
Q8H every eight hours
QAM every morning
QID four 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 subcutaniously
SS one half
SUPP suppository
SW shake well
T take
TAB tablet
TABS tablets
TID three times a day
TUSS for cough
TOP topically
UD as directed
UF until finished
UNWR unwrap and insert
WA while away
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