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ad right ear
as left ear
au each ear
IM Intramuscular
Inj Injection
IV Intravenous
IVPB Intravenous Piggyback
npo nothing by mouth
od right eye
os left eye
ou each eye
pr per rectum
pv per vagina
SL Sublingual
sq or sc subcutaneous
top topical
aq water
aqua dist distilled water
caps capsule
DW distilled water
elix elixir
liq liquid
MDI metered dose inhaler
NS normal saline
supp suppository
tab tablet
ung ointment
ac before food, before meals
a.m. morning
atc around the clock
bid twice a day
H hour
hs at bedtime
pc after food, after meals
prn as needed
qid four times a day
Q every, each
qd everyday
qh every hour
qod every other day
stat immediately
tid three times a day
aa of each or equal amount of each
ad add quantity up to
cc cubic centimeter
dil dilute
div divide
F,fl fluid
G,g,gm gram
gr grain
gtt(s) drop(s)
L liter
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
ml milliliter
oz ounce
qs sufficient quantity
asad add sufficient quantity to make
ss one-half
Tbsp tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
U unit
a before
ad as directed
AAA apply to affected area
ad lib at pleasure
agit shake, stir
amp ampule
aur ear
aurist ear drops
BP blood pressure
brach the arm
BSA body surface area
c with
collun nose wash
collut mouth wash
collyr eye wash
comp compound
cc with food
D right
disp dispense
DUE drug usage evaluation
emuls emulsion
et and
HA headache
ICD-9 international classification of diseases-9th edition
L left
lin liniment
lot lotion
N at night
narist nasal drops
neb a spray
NF normal formulary
non rep do not repeat
occulent eye ointment
O eye
pr per rectum
pulv powder
s without
sig write,label
sol solution
tinc,tr tincture
troche lozenge
tuss a cough
ut dict; ud as directed
wf with food
Created by: EmilyNicole2013