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pharmacy sigs

pharmacy sig codes used in reading prescriptions

QuestionAnswer
ac before meals
ad right ear
am morning
as left ear
au both ears
aq water
bid twice a day
c with
ca, cap, caps capsules
dil dilute
disp dispense
elix elixer
f, fl fluid
g,G,gm gram
gtts, dps drops
h hour
hs bedtime
im, IM intramuscular, in the muscle
iv, IV intraveniously, in the vein
ivp, IVP intravenous push
NR no refills
IVPB intravenous piggy back
L liter
l left
liq liquid
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivilent
mg milligram
NS normal saline
od right eye
os left eye
ou both eyes
pc after meals
po by mouth
prn if needed, as needed
q each, every
qd once daily
q6h every 6 hours
qid four times a day
qs quanity sufficient
SC subcutaneously
ss half
stat immediately
sopp suppository
syr syrup
tid three times a day
tab, t, T, tablet
tbsp tablespoon
top topical
tsp teaspoonful
ung ointment
ud as directed
aa, or a.a of each
ac before meals,
sig directions
pr per rectally
pv per vaginally
neb nebulizer
pf puff
MDI meter dose inhalor
cc cubic centimeter
ml milliliter
am or AM morning
pm or PM evening
APAP acetaminophen
ASA aspirin
ad. dist. distilled water
aa of each
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
BSA body surface area
bw body weight
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
d day
DOB date of birth
D5W dextrose 5% in water
EC enteric coated
ER emergency room
GYN gynecology
ICU intensive care unit
GI gastointestinal
ID intradermal
IU, or iu international unit
INH inhale
HA headache
HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide
gr grain
m2 metered squared
MOM milk of magnesia
MI myocardial infarction
NS normal saline (9%)
1/2 NS half-strength normal saline (4.5%)
OTC over the counter
NPO nothing by mouth
NTG nitroglycerin
NV nausea and vomiting
NVD nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
NK none known
no, or NO number
oint, or ung ointment
OD overdose
OR operating room
oz ounce
p or per by
non rep, or nr do not repeat or no refills
n nostril
en each nostril
qod every other day
OB-GYN obstetrics-gynecology
MMR measles, mumps, rebella
PCN penicillin
post after
r, rec rectal
tiw three times a week
w with
UTI urinary tract infection
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TMP/SMX trimethoprim / sulfamethoxizole
tr tincture
top topical
Created by: october1041