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Pharmacy Abbrevi

Prescription, Prescription (SIG codes), Routes of Administration

QuestionAnswer
ADR adverse drug reaction
AWP average wholesale price
C-I, C-II, C-III, C-IV, C-V classes of controlled substances
cmpd or cpd compound
conc concentration
D/C, DC discontinue or discharge
DAW dispense as written
disp. dispense
DUR drug utilization review
EC enteric coated
elix elixer
FDA food drug administration
fl fluid
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
OTC over the counter
ped pediatric
Rx prescription
soln solution
syr syrup
ac before meals
AD right ear
ad lib as desired
AS left ear
ASAP as soon as possible
AU each or both ears
bid, BID twice a day
c with
DS double strength
hr hour
hs at bedtime/hour of sleep
MR may repeat
NS normal saline
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
pc after meals
prn as needed
q, Q every
qam, QAM every morning
qd, QD every day
qh, QH every hour
qhs, QHS every night at bedtime
qid, QID four times a day
qod, QOD every other day
qpm, QPM every evening
s without
tid, TID three times a day
u.d., UT. diet as directed
w, wk every week or weekly
EX EXTERNAL
ID INTRADERMAL
IM INTRAMUSCULAR
IV INTRAVENOUS
IVP INTRAVENOUS PUSH
IVPB INTRAVENOUS PIGGY/BACK
MDI METERED DOSE INHALER
PO BY MOUTH or ORALLY
a before
aa of each
abd abdominal
achs, AC before meals and at bedtime
AIDS aquired immunodefiency syndrome
am morning/before noon
amp ampule
APAP acetaminophen
aq, H2O water
ASA asprin
atc, ATC around the clock
BC, BCP birth control (pills)
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
cap capsule
carb carbohydrate
cm centimeter
CR controlled release
d give
DEA drug enforcement agency
decr decrease
DTD, dtd dispense of such doses
DUE drug utilization evaluation
Dx, diag. diagnosis
D5LR 5% dextrose in Lactated Ringer's
D5W 5% dextrose in water
D5NS 5% dextrose + Normal Saline (0.9% NaC1)
D5 1/2NS 5% dextrose + Normal Saline (0.45% NaC1)
D5 1/4NS 5% dextrose + Normal Saline (0.22% NaC1)
D10W 10% dextrose in water
ER extended release
EtOH ethyl alcohol, ethanol
ext extract
f, ft make
g, gm gram
GI gastrointestinal
gr grain
gtt drop
HA, ha headache
HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HMO health maintenance organization
HR heart rate
H2O2 hydrogen peroxide
Hx history
IA intra-arterial
IC intracardiac
ICU intensive care unit
incr increase
inj injection
kg kilogram
L, l liter
l left
LAS label as such
lb pound
liq liquid
LOA leave of absence
Legend prescription medication
M mix
M, m meter
mcg microgram
mg milligram
mEq milliequivalent
m. ft. mix and make
mixt mixture
mL milliliter
mm millimeter
MOM milk of magnesia
MVI multi-vitamin injection
Na sodium
NaC1 sodium chloride
NaHCO3 sodium bicarbonate
NKDA no known drug allergies
no number
noct night
non rep, NR no refills
1/2 NS half-normal saline (0.45% NaC1)
1/4 NS quarter-normal saline (0.22% NaC1)
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NTG nitroglycerin
N & V nuasea and vomiting
OBRA omnibus budget reconciliation act
once, X1 one time dose
oph, ophth opthalmic
OR operating room
otic ear
oz ounce
P pulse
p after
pchs, PC after meals and at bedtime
PCN penicillin
PEFR peak expiratory flow rate, peak flow
per by
PM afternoon, evening
post after
post op after surgery
post partum after delivery
PPI patient package insert
PPO preferred provider organization
pre op before surgery
PR, pr rectally
pulv. a powder
q.s. adm, qs add to the amount needed
q wk every week
r right
BDC red blood cells
rect, rec rectal, per rectum
RR recovery room
SC, sq, sub-q subcutaneous
sig directions, label as such
s.l., sl sublingual
sos if needed
SR sustained release
ss 1/2 (one-half)
STAT immediately, now, at once
supp, suppos suppository
surg surgery
susp. suspension
SWI, SWFI sterile water, sterile water for injection
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp. tablespoon
TCN tetracycline
T.O. telephone order
top. topically, locally
TPN total parental nutrition
tsp. teaspoon
Tr, tinct tincture
Tx treatment
ung, oint ointment
units, u, U units
URI upper resperatory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
vag. (PV) vaginal, per vagina
vit vitamin
VO verbal order
WA, W/A while awake
WBC white blood cells
i one
ii two
iii three
iv four
v five
JCAHO joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations
KCI potassium chloride
LRI lower respiratory infection
tinct tincture
cc cubic centimeter
kl killoliter
ss half
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Ca calcium
CHF conjestive heart failure
Fe iron
H2O2 hydrogen peroxide
K potassium
MCO manage care organization
Na sodium
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