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Pharmacy Abbreviations

a before
aa. or aa with a line on top of each
a.c. before meals
ad up to
amp ampul
bid twice a day
d.t.d. give of such dose
e.m.p. as directed
et and
hs at bedtime
HT height or hypertension
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
inj. injection
IU or iu international unit
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push or IV pyelogram
IVBP intravenous piggy back
M. mix
c. or c with a line on top with
disc. or D.C. discontinue
DS double strength
f. or ft. make
gtt or gtts drop/s
h or hr hour
MO mineral oil
MOM milk of magnesia
MR may repeat
MRX___ may repeat ___ times
NK none known
non rep. or N.R. do not repeat or no refils
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
O. pint
OC oral contraceptive
OD overdose
o.d. right eye
o.l. left eye
o.s. left eye
o.u. each eye
o^2 both eyes
p or per by
p.c. after meals
PO by mouth
pr rectally
p.r.n. when required or as needed
pv vaginally
q or q with a bar on top every
qd every day
qh every hour
qid four times a day
qod every other day
qs a sufficient quantity
qs ad a sufficient quantity to make
R or r rectal
s without
sid once a day
Sig write on label
SS saturated solution
ss or ss. one half (0.5)
SVR alcohol
tal. such
tal. dos. such doses
tid three times a day
tiw three times a week
tr. tincture
u.d. or ut dict as directed
USP Unites States Pharmacopeia
w/ with
WA or w.a. while awake
x times
ad lib. at pleasure, freely
biw twice a week
SSKI saturated solution of potassium iodide
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