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Pharmacy Sig Codes

Sig codes & abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
BID Two times daily
TID Three times daily
QID Four times daily
a Before
ac Before meals
ad Right ear
a.m. Morning
amp Ampoule
a.s. Left ear
a.u. Both ears/each ear
cap Capsule
cc Cubic centimeter
CHF Congestive heart failure
DW Distilled water
ECT Enteric coated tablet
fl or fld Fluid
fl. oz Fluid ounce
GI Gastrointestinal
gr Grain
gtt Drop
gtts Drops
HA Headache
HBP High blood pressure
h or hr Hour
HT or HTN Hypertension
IA Intra-arterial
ID Intradermal
IM Intramascular
IV Intravenous
IVP Intravenous push
IVPB Intravenous piggyback
lb Pound
mcg Microgram
mEq Milliequivalent
mg Milligram
mg/kg Milligrams per kilogram
ml or mL Milliliters
ml/hr Milliliters per hour
n&v or n/v Nausea and vomiting
NS Normal saline
NTG Nitroglycerin
od Right eye
os Left eye
ou Both eyes/each eye
p After
pc After meals
p.m. Evening
po By mouth
pr Rectally
prn As needed
q Every
q4h Every 4 hours
q6h Every 6 hours
q12h Every 12 hours
q24h Every 24 hours
qd Every day
qh Every hour
qs Sufficient quantity
sl Sublingual
SOB Shortness of breath
ss One-half
sq or subq Subcutaneous
stat Immediately/now
supp Suppository
susp Suspension
tab Tablet
tbsp Tablespoon
ud As directed
ung;oint Ointment
UTI Urinary tract infection
wk Week
OTC Over-the-counter
cmpd;cpd Compound
ADE Adverse drug effect
ADR Adverse drug reaction
AWP Average wholesale price
conc Concentration
DRG Diagnosis-related group
D/C;DC Discontinue
disp Dispense
DAW Dispense as written
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DUR Drug utilization review
elix Elixir
FDA Food & Drug Administration
MAC Maximum allowable cost
NKA No known allergies
NPO Nothing by mouth
ped Pediatric
Rx Prescription
C-I Schedule I
C-II Schedule II
C-III Schedule III
C-IV Schedule IV
C-V Schedule V
soln Solution
syr Syrup
vit Vitamin
aq;aqua Water
WAC Wholesale acquisition cost
pc&hs After meals and at bedtime
adlib As desired
asap As soon as possible
hs Bedtime
ac&hs Before meals and at bedtime
ds Double strength
qhs;QHS Every day at bedtime
qpm;QPM Every afternoon/evening
qam;QAM Every morning
qod;QOD Every other day
qw Every week
mr May repeat
ć With
s Without
WA;W/A While awake
24H 24 hours
Created by: hdmcg05