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Sig. Codes

ss one-half
aa of each
a.c. before meals
a.d. right ear
ad lib at pleasure
DTD dispense of such dose
DS double strength
DRG diagnosis related group
D5W dextrose 5% in water
Conc. concentration
cpd.,cmpd compound
c with
BS blood sugar
ASA acetylsalicylic acid, asprin
aq dist distilled water
APAP acetaminophen
HR heart rate
HA headache, hyperalimentation
Ext. extract
EC Enteric coated
DUE drug utilization evaluation
MR may repeat
MOM Milk of Magnesia
m.ft. mix and make
mEq milliequivalent
mcg microgram
l. left
IVPB intravenous piggyback
IVP intravenous push
SOS may repeat if necessary
Sig label, let it be labeled
s without
rect, rec rectal, per rectum
r. right
PR per rectum
PPI patient package insert
p., per os by mouth; orally
NSAID nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs
NS normal saline 0.9%
Non Rep, NR do not repeat, no renewals
ut. dict. as directed
USP United States Pharmacopoeia
TPN total parenteral nutrition
T temperature
gtt. drop
gr. grain
G, gm. gram
Fl. fluid
EL., elix elixir
DUR drug utilization review
DAW dispense as written
w.; wk weekly
vag. vaginal
ung.,ugt ointment
tsp. teaspoon
Tr.; tinct. tincture
t.i.d. three times daily
CHF congestive heart failure
tbsp. tablespoon
syr syrup
susp. suspension
supp., suppos suppository
subling. sublingual
sub-q subcutaneous
cc cubic centimeter
STAT at once, now
cap capsule
sol., soln. solution
BP blood pressure
BM bowel movement
b.i.d. twice daily
s.l. sublingual
a.u. each ear
a.s. left ear
SC, s.q. subcutaneous
RX prescription, take
q.wk every week
q.s. a sufficient quantity
q.o.d. every other day
q.i.d. four times daily
amp ampule
q.h.s. every bedtime
q.h. every hour
q.d. every day, daily
q each, every
PRN as needed
post op after surgery
post after
Ped pediatric
PCN penicillin
p.c. after meals
o.u. both eyes
o.s. left eye
oph., ophth ophthalmic
oint ointment
o.d. right eye
NPO nothing by mouth
N&V nausea and vomiting
MI myocardial infarction
MDI metered dose inhaler
IV intravenous
IM intramuscular
h.s. at bedtime
hr hour
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