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Pharm Abbreviations

First half

NS Normal saline
a.c. or ac Before food, before meals
a.m. Morning
ad To, up to
ad Right ear
APAP Acetaminophen
as Left ear
ASA Asprin
au Each ear
bid Twice a day
BP Blood pressure
qd Every day
PRN As needed
qid Four times a day
S without
ud As directed
po By mouth
DAW Dispense as written
hs At bedtime
N/V Nausea/vomitting
qod Every other day
od Right eye
os Left eye
ou Each eye
p.m. After noon
o Degree or hour
ss One half
tid Three times a day
gtt Drop
gtts Drops
c With
BIW Twice a week
atc Around the clock
a Before
aq Water
aur. Ear
b Twice
ad lib. At pleasure
Amp Ampoule
BM Bowel movement
BS Blood sugar
BSA Body surface area
CHF Congestive heart failure
d.t.d Give of such doses
D/C Discontinue
D5W Dextrose 5% in water
disp Dispense
ETOH Ethyl alcohol
f. or ft. Let it be made; make
g, G or gm Gram
GI Gastrointestinal
h Hour, at the hour of
HA Headache
HBP High blood pressure
HCTZ Hydrochlorothiazide
HT, HTN Hypertension
i.v. or IV Intravenous
i.v.p. or IVP Intravenous push
ID Intradermal
IM Intramuscular
INH Isoniazid
inj Injection
IT Intrathecal
IVPB Intravenous piggyback
LR Lactated Ringer's solution
N.F. National Formulary
non. rep. Do not repeat
NPO Nothing by mouth
N/R No refill
NTG Nitroglycerin
Oint Ointment
p.a.a (aaa) To be applied to affected part
PBM Pharmacy Benefit Manager
pc After meals
q Each, every
q_h Every __ hours
qh Every hour
qs A sufficient quantity
qs ad A sufficient quantity to make
r Rectal
S.C., subc, subq, SQ Subcutaneously
Sig. Write, label
sl Sublingual, under the tongue
SOB Shortness of breath
stat Immediately, at once
Susp Suspension
Syr. Syrup
TCN Tetracycline
TDS or TTS Transdermal delivery system
tiw Three times a week
TMP Trimethoprim
TMP/SMX Trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole
ung Ointment
URI Upper respiratory infection
ut dict; ud As directed
UTI Urinary tract infection
VS Vital signs
WBC White blood cell
wk Week
Created by: tsanchez161



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