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Sig Codes

Complete Set

a.d. right ear
a.s / a.l. Left ear
a.u. each ear
o.d. right eye
o.s. / o.l. left eye
o.u. each eye
p.o. by mouth
S.L. sublingually / under the tongue
top. topically / locally
p.r. rectally / into the rectum
p.v. vaginally / into the vagina
inh inhalation / inhale
per neb by nebulizer
SC/ subc / subq subcutaneous
i.m. / IM intramuscular
i.v. / IV intravenous
i.v.p / IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
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
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
a.m. / q a.m morning / each morning
p.m. afternoon / evening
h.s. at bedtime
prn as needed
a.c. before food / before meals
p.c. after food / after meals
stat. immediately / now
q___h every ___ hours
i / ii one / two
ss one half
gtt. drop
ml. / mL milliliter / millilitre
tsp. teaspoon (=5 ml)
tbsp. tablespoon (=15 ml)
fl. oz. fluid ounce (=30 ml)
l / L liter / Litre
mcg. / μg microgram
mg. milligram
g. / G. / gm. gram
mEq. milliequivalent
a.a. or aa of each
ad to / up to
aq. ad add water up to
qs / q.s. ad add sufficient quantity to make
UTD as directed
NR / ø no refill
DAW dispense as written
w/ with
w/o without
aq / aqua water
BSA body surface area
c.c. (measurement) cubic centimeter
c.c. with food / with meals
D5W Dextrose 5% in water
gr. grain (1 gr = 65 mg)
NS Normal Saline
per g. button by / through gastric button
per n.g.t by / through naso-gastric tube
Sig write / label
SOB shortness of breath
troche lozenge
tuss. cough
d daily
n & v for nausea and vomiting
Created by: jozepani



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