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Drug Administration

Common Prescription Abbreviations an Symbols

TermDefinition
aa Of each
ac Before meals
ad lib as desired
aq water
bid twice a day
- c with
cap capsule
dil dilute
elix elixir
g gram
gr grain
gt or gtt drop (drops)
h hour
IM intramuscular
IV Intravenous
kg kilogram
L liter
liq liquid
m or min minim
mg milligram
mL milliliter
mm millimeter
NPO Nothing by mouth
non rep do not repeat
- p after
pc after meals
per by or with
po by mouth
prn as needed
pt patient
q every
qh every hour
q (2,3,4) h every 2,3,4 hours
qid four times a day
qs of sufficient quantity
Rx take
- s without
sol solution
ss one-half
stat at once
tab tablet
Tbs tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
tid three times a day
tr tincture
ung ointment
Created by: Nachure18