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Sig Codes for PTCB

QuestionAnswer
prn whenever necessary
wa while awake
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
q every
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
q8h every 8 hours
q12h every 12 hours
qod every other day
per by
po by mouth
NPO nothing by mouth
pr per rectum
a.s. left ear
a.d. right ear
au both ears
d day
qd every day
ac before meals
am morning
qam every morning
AM before noon
PM after noon
pc after meals
noc in the night
hs bedtime, hour of sleep
qhs every bedtime
AWP average wholesale price
Rx prescription only; take
vo verbal order
disp dispense
sig label, let it be printed
u.d., u.dict as directed
dict as directed
dil dilute
qs quantity sufficient
Qs ad a sufficient quantity to make
rep repeat
rep refills
Non do not repeat, no
non rep do not repeat
stat immediately
ud unit dose
det give
d/c discontinue
D/C discharge
asap as soon as possible
ad up to
ad lib as needed or desired
Adhib to be administered
ad us. ext for external use
gtt drops
inj injection
tbsp tablespoonful
Aer aerosol
elix elixir
cap capsule
pulv powder
oint ointment
solv dissolve
sol solution
amp ampule
ext extrac
EC enteric coated
XR extended-release
XL extra-long
TR Time-release
TD Time-delay
SR sustained/slow-release
SA sustained action
LA long-acting
CRT controlled-release tablet
CR continuous/controlled-release
CD controlled diffusion
emul emulsion
SC, sq, subQ subcutaneous
IV intravenous
IT intrathecal
IM intramuscular
aa of each
ss one-half
_ c with
_ p after
_ s without
GT gastrostomy tube
ID intradermal
IVPB intravenous piggyback
NG nasogastric
NGT nasogastric tube
urethral urethral
Va Vaginal (solution, ointment, foam, gel, suppository, sponge)
INH Inhalant (mouth; solution, aerosol)
IM Intramuscular (solution, suspension)
IV Intravenous (vein; solution, suspension)
OD Right eye (opthalmic; suspension, ointment, solution, lens)
OS Left eye (opthalmic; suspension, ointment, solution, lens)
OU Both eyes (opthalmic; suspension, ointment, solution, lens)
AD Right ear (otic; solution, suspension)
AS Left ear (otic; solution, suspension)
AU Both ears (otic; solution, suspension)
PO Orally or by mouth (absorbed in bloodstream; tablet, capsule, solution, syrup, suspension, power, elixir, tincture, troche)
PR Rectal, per rectume(rectum; suppository, solution, enema, ointment)
SQ/SC subcutaneous (under the skin; solution, suspension)
SL sublingual (under the tongue; tablet, sprays
IT intrathecal (in the spine; solution)
Buc Buccal (in the cheek; lozenge, troche)
IA Intraarterial (in the artery; solution)
Top Topical (epicutaneous or percutaneous, on the skin surface; ointment, cream, paste, powder, spray, solution, lotion -transdermal; patch disk
NAS intranasal (solution, spray, inhalant)
Created by: wisco