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Pharmacy Terms

Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
IM INTRAMUSCULAR
SC, SQ, SUBQ SUBCUTANEOUSLY
IV INTRAVENOUSLY
ID INTRADERMALLY
PO BY MOUTH
Q EVERY
ID TIMES IN A DAY
C CUBIS, OR FOOD, IN LATIN
QWEEK EVERY WEEK
QMONTH EVERY MONTH
QH EVERY HOUR
Q2H EVERY 2 HOURS
Q4H EVERY 4 HOURS
Q6H EVERY 6 HOURS
BID TWICE A DAY
TID THREE TIMES A DAY
QD EVERYDAY
QID FOUR TIMES A DAY
QOD EVERY OTHER DAY
AC BEFORE MEALS
PC AFTER MEALS
HS HOURS OF SLEEP/ BEDTIME
STAT AT ONCE/ IMMEDIATELY
TAB TABLET
CAP CAPSULE
GTT(S) DROP(S)
FL, F FLUID
LIQ, liq LIQUID
SYR SYRUP
ELIX ELIXIR
UNG OINTMENT
SUPP SUPPOSITORY
INJ INJECTABLE
mg, mG MILLIGRAM
ml, mL MILLILITER
G, g, gm GRAM
L, l LITER
K, KG KILOGRAM
MCG MICROGRAM
tsp, Tsp, t TEASPOON
tbsp, Tbsp, T TABLESPOON
c, C CUP
#, LB POUND
", IN INCH
' FT FOOT
OZ OUNCE
PT PINT
QT QUART
GR GRAIN
DR, OUNCE
M WITH UNDERLINE MINIM
SS WITH A LINE ABOVE ONE HALF
mEq MILLIEQUIVALENT
U UNIT
C with a line over it with
s with a line over it without
= equal
= with a / not equal to
< less than
> greater than
rx prescription
otc over the counter
vo verbal order
to telephone order
nka no known allergies
nkda no known drug allergies
a with a line over it before
p with a line over it after
ad lib as desired
prn as needed
aa line over it of each
up arrow higher than, increase
down arrow lower than, decrease
non rep do not repeat
NPO nothing by mouth (nil per os in latin)
noc night
Created by: CandyPearl