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SigCodes CHCTC

Sig codes and definitions

DefinitionSig Code
cubic centimeter (=mL) cc
gram g
grain gr
drop gtt
milligram mg
milliliter mL
a sufficient quantity qs
tablespoon tbsp
teaspoon tsp
capsule cap
metered dose inhaler mdi
solution sol
suppository supp
suspension susp
tablet tab
ointment ung
before meals ac or a.c.
morning am
twice a day bid
bedtime hs
after meals pc or p.c.
evening (afternoon) pm
as needed prn
every 6 hours q6h
four times a day qid
three times a day tid
right ear ad
left ear as
both ears au
right eye od
left eye os
both eyes ou
oral or by mouth po
rectally pr
sublingual (under tongue) sl
week wk
intravenous push (all at once) IVP
intravenous piggyback IVPB
potassium chloride KCL
multi dose vial MDV
kilogram kg
pound lb
large volume parenteral LVP
normal saline (0.9% sod.chloride) NS
5% Dextrose in Water D5W
no refills NR
over the counter OTC
total parenteral nutrition TPN
small volume parenteral SVP
with c ̅
nothing by mouth npo
every 4 to 6 hours q4-6h
every 2 hours q2h
immediately stat
as directed tad or ud
hour h or hr
intramuscular IM
intravenous IV
liter L
microgram mcg
milliequivalent mEq
no known allergy NKA
no known drug allergy NKDA
vaginally vag
every day or daily qd
every q
dispense as written DAW
discharge or discontinue D/C or DC
topical (skin) top
Created by: dscully