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Pharm Abbreviations!

pharmacy abbreviations techs should know

BID twice daily
TID three times daily
QID four times daily
QD every day
Q4H every 4 hours
Q6H every 6 hours
PO by mouth
PR rectally
PV vaginally
IV intravenously
top topically
PRN as needed
ac before meals
pc after meals
OU both eyes
OD right eye
OS left eye
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
d/c discontinue
ung ointment
ud as directed
SL sublingually
hs at bedtime
gtt drop
QOD every other day
ss one half
mEq milliequivalent
inj inject
PM evening
AM morning
N/V nausea and vomiting
HA headache
aa of each
qs ad "a sufficient quantity to make"
sig directions
ad lib freely, as desired
c with
dtd "give of such doses"
IM intramuscular
mcg microgram
WA while awake
D5W Dextrose 5% in Water
rep repeat
non rep do not repeat
STAT immediately
supp suppository
tbsp, T tablespoon
tsp, t teaspoon
ABG arterial blood gas
mcg microgram
MDI metered dose inhaler
CBC complete blood count
CXR chest x-ray
EKG, ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
UA urinalysis
vag vaginally
susp suspension
sol solution
SC, SQ subcutaneous
Q every
a before
s without
C 100
M 1000
DAW dispense as written (no substitution)
disp dispense
Dx diagnosis
FID five times daily
max maximum
Tx treatment
1°, 2° one hour, two hours, etc.
BS blood sugar
FSBS finger stick blood sugar
SSI sliding scale insulin
VS vital signs
WBC white blood count
H2O water
UTI urinary tract infection
K potassium
Na Sodium
TPN total parenteral nutrition
NS normal saline (0.9% NaCl)
Hx history
Tx treatment/therapy
Sx surgery
Created by: pt_wcc



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