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1*, 2*, 3*   1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours  
a   before  
aa   of each  
aaa   apply to affected area  
ac   before meals  
ad   right ear  
ud   as directed  
AM   morning  
amp   ampules  
apl   applicatorful (for vaginal creams)  
aq   water  
as   left ear  
au   both ears  
bid   2 times a day  
c   with  
C   100  
cap(s)   capsule(s)  
cc   cubic centimeters  
cd   menstrual day  
cid   5 times a day  
cmpd   compound  
d   daily  
DAW   dispense as written  
DC   discontinued  
DS   double strength  
et   and  
fid   five times daily  
g   gram  
gen   generic  
gtt(s)   drop(s)  
HD   high dose  
hs   bedtime  
IM   intramuscularly  
IV   intravenously  
l   liter  
liq   liquid  
mcg   microgram  
ml   milliliters  
mm   millimeters  
mo   month  
noct   night  
npo   nothing by mouth  
od   right eye  
os   left eye  
ou   both eyes  
p   after  
pc   after meals  
per   per  
PM   nighttime  
po   by mouth  
pr   rectally  
prn   as needed  
pv   vaginally  
q   every  
qam   every morning  
qd   every day  
qhs   every night at bedtime  
q4h   every 4 hours  
q7pm   every day at 7pm  
qid   4 times a day  
qn   every night  
qod   every other day  
qs   sufficient amount  
rept   repeat  
rf   refill  
s   without  
sid   1 time a day  
sig   directions  
stat   immediately  
sx   symptoms  
syr   syrup  
tab(s)   tablet(s)  
tbsp   tablespoon  
tid   3 times a day  
tiw   3 times weekly  
tsp   teaspoon  
u   unit  
x3d   for three days/doses  
wc   with meals  
ha   headache  
ung   ointment  
ss   half  
pp   as needed for pain  
nr   no refills  
supp   suppository  
ad lib   as needed**  
aff   affected  
ANX   for anxiety  
app   to apply  
ASAP   as soon as possible  
BC   birth control  
BP   for blood pressure  
cr   cream  
dil   dilute  
disp   dispense  
DTD   give of such dose  
EC   enteric coated  
LA   long acting  
otic   ear  
pc & hs   after meals and at bedtime  


   






 
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