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Phamacy Math

Common Rx Abbreviations

ad right ear
as/ al left ear
au each ear
od right eye
os/ ol left eye
ou each eye
po by mouth
sl sublingual
top. topical, locally
pr rectally, into the rectum
pv vaginally, into vagina
inh inhalation, inhale
per neb by nebulizer
sc/ subc/ subq subcutaneous
im intramuscular
iv intravenous
ivp intravenous push
ivpb intravenous piggy back
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
i, ii one, two
ss one-half
gtt drop
mL/ ml milliliter
tsp teaspoon = 5 mL
tbsp tablespoon = 15 mL
fl. oz. fluid once = 30 mL
L/ l liter
mcg microgram
mg milligram
g gram
gr grain (1 gr = 65 mg)
mEq milliequivalent
aq ad add water up to
qs ad add sufficient quanitity to make
ud/ utd as directed
NR/ 0 no refill
DAW dispense as written
w/, c with
w/o, s without
aq/ aqua water
BSA body surface area
D5W Dextrose 5% in water
NS normal saline
per g. button by/ through gastric button
per n.g.t. by/ through naso-gastric tube
sig./ signa write, label
SOB shortness of breath
troch lozenge
tuss. cough
hr/ h hour
qd every day
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
ac before meals
cc with food, with meals
cc cubic centimeter (1 cc = 1 mL)
pc after meals
npo nothing by mouth
po by mouth
prn as needed
q every
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hour
wk week
qs a sufficient quantity
stat immediately
D/C discontinue
aa of each
am morning
Created by: Hip