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Abbreviations HPA


PO,po by mouth (per os in Latin)
SL,subling sublingually
q every
id the number of times in a day
c cibus or food in latin
qweek every week
qmonth every month
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qd everyday
qid four times a day
qod every other day
ac before meals
pc after meals
hs hour of sleep/bedtime
stat at once, immediately
tab tablet
cap capsule
gtt(s) drop(s)
fl,f fluid
Lq,liq liquid
Syr syrup
elix elixir
ung ointment
supp suppository
inj injectable
mg,mG milligram
ml,mL milliliter
G,g,gm gram
L,l liter
K,kg Kilogram
mcg microgram
tsp,Tsp,t teaspoon
tbsp,Tbsp,T tablespoon
c,C cup
#,lb pound
",in inch
',ft foot
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
gr grain
dr,3 dram
oz, ℥ ounce
m, ♏︎ minim
ss with bar over it one half
mEq milliequivalent
*U unit
s with bar over it without
= equal to
not equal to
< less than
> greater than, more than
Rx prescription, treatment, take this drug
OTC over the counter
TO telephone order
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
ā before
p with a line over it after
ad lib as desired
prn as needed
aa with a line over it of each
up arrow higher than, increase
down arrow lower than, decrease
non rep do not repeat
NPO, npo nothing by mouth
noc night
Created by: kmvazquez



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