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CPhT Abbreviations

Common Abbreviations

a.d. right ear
a.s. left ear
a.l. left ear
a.u. each ear
o.d. right eye
o.s. left ear
o.l. left ear
o.u. each eye
p.o. by mouth
S.L. sublingual
per neb per nebulizer
top topically, locally
p.r. rectally
p.v. vaginally
i.m. IM intramuscular
i.v. IV intravenous
i.v.p. IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
SC subc subq subcutaneously
tab tablet
cap capsule
SR XL XR slow/extended release
sol solution
susp suspension
syr. syrup
liq. liquid
supp. suppository
crm cream
ung. oint ointment
q.d. every day
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
a.m. morning
p.m. afternoon evening
h.s. at bedtime
prn as needed
a.c. before meals
p.c. after meals
stat immediately
q_h every _ hour
qod every other day
gtt. drop
ml. mL milliliter milliltre
tsp. teaspoon
tbsp. tablespoon
fl. oz fluid once
L liter
mcg. microgram
mg milligram
g. G. gm. gram
mEq milliequivalent
a.a. aa of each
ad add up to
aq. ad add water to
qa q.s. ad add sufficient quantity to make
UTD as directed
NR no refill
c with
w/o without
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