Pharmacy Abbreviations

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  1. a.d.
    right ear
  2. a.s., a.l.
    left ear
  3. a.u.
    each ear
  4. i.m., IM
    intramuscular
  5. i.v., IV
    intravenous
  6. i.v.p., IVP
    intravenous push
  7. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  8. o.d.
    right eye
  9. o.s., o.l.
    left eye
  10. o.u.
    each eye
  11. per neb
    by nebulizer
  12. p.o.
    by mouth
  13. p.r.
    rectally, into the rectum
  14. p.v.
    vaginally, into the vagina
  15. SC, subc, subq
    subcutaneously
  16. S.L.
    Sublingually, under the tongue
  17. top.
    topically, locally
  18. aq, aqua
    water
  19. caps
    capsules
  20. cm.
    cream
  21. liq.
    liquid
  22. supp.
    suppository
  23. SR, XR, XL
    slow/ extended release
  24. syr.
    syrup
  25. tab.
    tablet
  26. ung., oint
    ointment
  27. a.c.
    before food, before meals
  28. a.m.
    morning
  29. b.i.d., bid
    twice a day
  30. h
    hour, at the hour of
  31. h.s.
    at bedtime
  32. p.c.
    after food, after meals
  33. p.m.
    afternoon or evening
  34. p.r.n., prn
    as needed
  35. q.i.d., qid
    four times a day
  36. q
    each, every
  37. q.d.
    every day
  38. q__h
    every ____ hour(s)
  39. qod
    every other day
  40. stat., IMM
    immediately
  41. t.i.d., tid
    three times a day
  42. a.a., aa
    of each
  43. ad
    to, up to
  44. aq. ad
    add water up to
  45. dil.
    dilute
  46. f, fl.
    fluid
  47. fl. oz.
    fluid ounce
  48. g., G., gm.
    gream
  49. gtt., GTT, GTS
    drop
  50. l, L
    liter
  51. mcg.
    microgram
  52. mEq.
    milliequivalent
  53. mg.
    milligram
  54. q.s.
    a sufficient quantity
  55. q.s. ad
    add sufficient quantity to make
  56. ../ss
    one-half
  57. tbsp.
    tablespoon
  58. tsp.
    teaspoon
  59. ./l, ../ll
    one, two, etc.
  60. c, w/
    with
  61. disp.
    dispense
  62. f, ft.
    make, let it be made
  63. nr
    no refill
  64. /s, w/o
    without
  65. ut dict., u.d.
    as directed
  66. ad lib.
    at pleasure
  67. a.
    before
  68. amp.
    ampule
  69. aur.; a
    ear
  70. b.
    twice
  71. brach.
    the arm
  72. BSA
    body surface area
  73. c.
    food
  74. comp.
    compound
  75. c.c.
    cubic centimeter
  76. c.c.
    with food; with meals
  77. D5W
    Dextrose 5% in water
  78. emuls.
    emulsion
  79. gr.
    grain (1 gr = 65 mg)
  80. lot.
    lotion
  81. N.F.
    National Formulary
  82. NS
    normal saline 0.9%
  83. per g. button
    by/through gastric button
  84. per n.g.t
    by/through naso-gastric tube
  85. Sig.
    write, label
  86. SOB
    shortness of breath
  87. sol.
    solution
  88. tinc.; tr.
    tincture
  89. troche
    lozenge
  90. tuss.
    cough
  91. USP
    United States Pharmacopeia
  92. C
    one hundered
  93. d
    day or daily
  94. daw
    dispense as written
  95. elix
    elixir
  96. et
    and
  97. f.i.d.
    five times daily
  98. n, v
    for nausea, vomit
  99. noct
    night
  100. nonrep (NR)
    do not repeat
  101. p
    after
  102. qam
    every morning
  103. rept.
    may be repeated
  104. susp
    suspension
  105. ASD
    apply sparingly with diaper change
  106. APR
    apply to rash
  107. PRA
    as needed for anxiety
  108. AA
    to the affected area
  109. CNC
    cough and congestion
  110. DIW
    dissolve tablets in water
  111. GF
    generic
  112. HA
    headache
  113. U
    use
  114. TAT
    until all taken
  115. SAS
    swish and swallow
  116. APAP
    acetaminophen
  117. aq dist
    distilled water
  118. ASA
    acetylsalic acid, asprin
  119. BM
    bowel movement
  120. BP
    blood pressure
  121. BS
    blood sugar
  122. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  123. conc.
    concentration
  124. DRG
    diagnosis related group
  125. DS
    double strength
  126. DTD
    dispense of such dose
  127. DUE
    drug utilization evaluation
  128. DUR
    drug utilization review
  129. EC
    enteric coated
  130. ext
    extract
  131. MDI
    metered dose inhaler
  132. m.f.t.
    mix and make
  133. MI
    myocardial infection
  134. MOM
    milk of magnesia
  135. NSAID
    non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drug
  136. PCN
    penicillin
  137. Ped
    pediatric
  138. p., per., os
    by mouth
  139. post op
    after operation
  140. PPI
    patient package insert

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