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Abbreviations

Abbreviations-Sig practice

TermDefinition
Tab Tablet
Cap Capsule
Supp Suppository
Ung, Oint Ointment
SR Sustained Release
XR Extended Release
LA Long Acting
CD Control Delay
cr Cream
Amp Ampule
Susp Suspension
ophth Ophthalmic
otic Ear
Syr Syrup
Sol Solution
U Unit
po By mouth
pr Rectally/Per rectum
vag Vaginally
as Left Ear
ad Right Ear
au Both Ears
od Right Eye
os Left Eye
ou Both Eyes
IV Intravenous
IM Intramuscular
SL Sublingual
per neb In Nebulizer
SC, SQ Subcutaneous
stat Now, immediately
qd Once Daily
bid twice daily
tid Three times daily
qid four times daily
hs at bedtime
h, hr hour
Q Every
Q4h Every 4 hours
qod every other day
Qhs Nightly at bedtime
W, Wk Week
prn As needed
p After
a before
ac Before meals
pc After meals
ml Milliliter
L Liter
mg Milligram
g, gm gram
mcg Microgram
kg kilogram
gr Grain
fl oz Fluid ounce
mEq Milliequivalent
T, tbsp Tablespoon
tsp Teaspoon
ss One-half
gtt Drop
qs Quantity Sufficient
apap Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
asa Aspirin
Ibu Ibuprofen
hctz Hydrochlorothiazide
pcn Penicillin
tcn tetracycline
Na Sodium
TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
K Potassium
Ca Calcium
Smz/Tmp Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
D5W 5% Dextrose in Water
NS Normal Saline
DC Discontinue
OTC Over the Counter
NPO Nothing By Mouth
Rx Prescription
DAW Dispense as Written
NKA No Known Allergies
Qty Quantity
SOB Shortness of Breath
HBP High Blood Pressure
HA Headache
PA Pain
Anx Anxiety
aaa Apply to affected area
aa Each
c With
disp Dispense
NR No refills
ud or UAD As directed or use as directed
N/V nausea and vomiting
dx Diagnosis
Created by: mtech