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Pharmacy symbols

Pharmacy abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
PRN As Needed
mEq Millieqivalent
mM Millimole
PC After Eating
PR By Rectum
PPD Purifed Protein Derivate
q Every
QOD Every Other Day
q4h Every 4 Hours
AC Before Eating
ASAP As Soon As Possiable
BID Twice A Day
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
FUO Fever Of Unknown Origin
gtt Drops
gr Grain
HS At Bedtime
IM Intramuscular
MAO Monoamine Oxidase
MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphaureus
MVI Multivitamin Injection
NKDA No Known Drug Allergies
OD Overdose/Right Eye
NPO Nothing By Mouth
OS Left Eye
PO By Mouth
R/O Rule Out
sl Sublingual
suppos. Suppository
tbsp Tablespoon
sig. Label
ung. Ointment
non. rep. Do Not Repeat
IV Intravenously
With
§ Without
tsp Teaspoon
CAP Capsule
†℥ One Ounce...the symbol means ounce
††℥ Two ounce
†††ʒ Three Drams..symbol means Drams
t.i.d. Three Times A Day
qid Four Times A Day
NS Normal Saline
DSS Docusate Sodium Sulfascinate
EPI Epinephrine
MOM Milk Of Magnesia
LA Long Acting
Change
NTG Nitroglycerin
Supp Suppository
ECT Entric Coated Tablet
FE..fe..FeSO4 Ferrous Sulfate
MRx1 May Repeat Times One/ One Time
K..K+ Potassium
MSO4 Morphine Sulfate
MVI Multivitamin
D5W Dextrose 5% On Water
WA While Awake
FA Folic Acid
CR Controled Release
LR Lactated Ringers Solution
HL Heparin Lock
Dig. Digoxin
APAP Acetaminophen
ASA Asprin
MPF Methyl-Parabenfree (Preservative free)
CP Chest Pain
wt. Weight
TPN Total Parental Nutrition
Syr. Syrup
sol Solution
q.o.d. Every Other Day
q.d. Every Day
P.O. By Mouth
ou Both Eyes
NR No Refills/ Do Not Repeat
mEq Milliequivalent
inj. Injection
hs At Bedtime
gtt Drops
fl. oz. Fluid Ounce
EtOH Ethyl Alcohol
dr Dram
cc With Food/ Cubic Centimeter
chol Cholestrol
BP Blood Pressure
au Both Ears
ad Right Ear
fl. dr. Fluid Dram
os Left Eye
q4h Every 4 Hours
ung. Ointment
aa- Of Each
ac Before Meals
ad Up To
ad lib As Needed
am Morning
amt Amount
OIH Around The Clock
aq Water
bm Bowel Movement
BSA Body Surface Area
C Centigrade
c cup
c- With
CBC Complete Blood Count
Z Dram
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
Ca Calcium
disp Dispense
CL Chlorine
D/C Discharge
d/c Discontinue
dil Dilute
c/o Complaint Of
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
CNS Central Nervous System
Dx Diagnosis
comp Compound
d Day
CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid
CS Cesarean Section
ECG EKG Electrocardiogram
exp Expired
elix Elixer
F Fahrenheit
FDA Food and Drug Adminastrtion
GI Gastrointestinal
H2O Water
IT Intrathecal
IgG Immune Gobulin G
Hx History
IVP Intervenous Push
KCAL Kilocalorie
Kg Kilogram
L Liter
liq Liquid
m Microgram
Mg Magnesium
min Minute
mixt Mixture
mo Month
MRI Magnetic Resonance Image
Na Sodium
NaCL Sodium Chloride
neg Negative
mL Milliliter
OR Operating Room
NSAID Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug
noc In The Night
no Number
NKA No Known Allergies
NF National Formulary
OTC Over The Counter
qam Every Morning
qs Quantity Sufficient
Rx Prescription Recipe
sat Saturated
SOB Shortness Of Breath
ss- One Half
Solv Dissolve
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
USP United States Pharmacopeia
USAN United States Adopted Names
trit Triturate
tinc Tincture
tabs Tablets
SWI Sterile Water for Injection
vag Vaginal
VO Verbal Order
VS Vital Signs
O2 Oxygen
KCI Potassium Chloride
ACE Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme
PCN Penicillin
TCN Tetracycline
PCA Patient-Controlled Analgesia
HCI Hydrochloric Acid
NaHCO3 Sodium Bicarbonate
ZnO Zinc Oxide
CCB Calcium Channel Blocker
PB Phenobarbital
HTN Hypertension
MI Myocardial Infarction
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
CA Cancer
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
CVA Cardiovascular Accident
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
ASHP American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certifaction Board
APhA American Pharmaceutical Association
AAPT American Association for Pharmacy Technicians
PTEC Pharmacy Technician Education Council
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
HCFA Health Care Financing Adminisration
P&T Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
DUE Drug Use Evaluation
DUR Drug Utilization Review
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