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Pharmacology Abbrevs

1/12 one month supply
1/52 one week supply
ac, a.c. before meals
ASAP as soon as possible
bid, b.i.d. twice daily
cap capsule
CPS Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties
gtt, gtt(s) drop (s)
i, ii one, two
mg milligram
mL, ml millilitre
npo, n.p.o. nothing by mouth
ODB Ontario Drug Benefit
OTC over the counter
ou both eyes
p.c., pc after meals
p.o. by mouth or orally
prn as needed or as required
q.a.m. every day before noon
Q.D., qd every day
q.o.d. every other day
q.p.m. every day after noon (every night) or every evening
q_h every 1,2,3...hours
q.h. every hour
q.i.d., qid four times a day
Rx prescription
S.C., SC; S.C,SQ, subc, subq, subcut subcutaneous
SL, sl sublingual
stat, STAT immediately
ss one half
t.i.d., tid three times a day
tab tablet
TX treatment
ung ointment
x 3 days times three days
Created by: Jessica Longboat