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Pharmacology abbrevs

pharmacology abbreviation

1/12 for one month
1/52 for one week
ac, a.c. before meals
ASAP as soon as possible
bid, b.i.d twice daily
cap capsule
CPS compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties
gtt, gtts drops
i, ii one, two
mg milligram
mL, ml milliliter
npo, n.p.o. nothing by mouth
ODB Ontario drug benefits
OTC over the counter
ou both eyes
p.c. after meals
p.o. by mouth
prn as needed
q.a.m. every morning
Q.D., q.d. every day or once daily
q.o.d every other day
q.p.m. every night
q_h every _ hours (1,2,3,4....)
qh every hour
q.i.d four times daily
Rx prescription
sc subcutaneous
sL, sl sublingual
ss one half
stat, STAT immediately
t.i.d., tid three times daily
tab tablets
Tx treatment
ung ointment
X 3 days for 3 days
Created by: TinaG