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aa (with line over each) or aa Of each
a.c. Before meals
ad To, up to
AD Right ear (auris dextra)
ad lib As desired
AM or a.m. Morning
amt Amount
aq. Water
AS Left ear (auris sinestra)
AU Both ears (auris uterque)
b.i.d. or BID Twice a day
b.i.n. Twice a night
c (with line over it) With
cap or caps Capsule
comp Compound
d Day
dil. Dilute
disp Dispense
elix. Elixer
hr Hour
h.s. Hour of sleep (bedtime)
IM Intramuscular
inj. Inject
IV Intravenous
liq. Liquid
mixt mixture
mist. A mixture
noc or noct. Night
non rep Do not repeat or No refills
NPO Nothing by mouth (nulla per os)
O.D. Right eye
oint Ointment
O.S. Both eyes, each eye
p.c. After meals
per Through or by
p.m. Afternoon
p.o. By mouth
p.t. Through the rectum
p.r.n or PRN As needed
p.v. Through the vagina
pulv. Powder
q Every
q.d. Every day
q.h. Every hour
q2h Every 2 hours
q.i.d. or QID Four times a day
Qn Every night
q.o.d. Every other day
q.s. or q.v. Quantity sufficient or As much as you wish
S (with a line over it) Without
Sig. Write on label
Sol. Solution
sp. Spirits
s.o.s. If necessary
Stat Immediately
Supp. Suppository
Syr. Syrup
Top. Topically
Tab. Tablet
t.i.d. or TID Three times a day
tr. or tinct Tincture
u.d. As directed
vo Verbal order
x Times
Created by: bluejharding



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