Pharmacy Abbreviations

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  1. Cost
    Percent Markup = Markup (actual dollar amount)/?
  2. F/C temperature conversion
    9C = 5F - 160
  3. PPI
    pateint package insert
  4. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  5. q.h.
    every hour
  6. q.d.
    daily, every day
  7. SOS
    may repeat if necessary
  8. NSAID
    nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs
  9. HA
    headache, hyperalimentation
  10. 1 tsp
    5 ml or 60 gtts
  11. 1 ml
    20 gtts
  12. 1 oz
    • 30 ml or 8 drams (volume)
    • 30 gm or 8 drams (weight)
  13. PR
    per rectum
  14. El., elix
    elixir
  15. syr
    syrup
  16. MR
    may repeat
  17. APAP
    acetaminophen
  18. susp.
    suspension
  19. gtt.
    drop
  20. w.; wk
    weekly
  21. ut. Dict.
    as directed
  22. q.i.d.
    four times daily
  23. subling.
    sublingual
  24. ASA
    acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin
  25. q.h.s.
    every bedtime
  26. c
    with
  27. oint
    ointment
  28. Tr.; tinct.
    tincture
  29. vag.
    vaginal
  30. tsp.
    teaspoon
  31. oph., ophth
    ophthalmic
  32. q
    each, every
  33. DS
    double strength
  34. EC
    enteric coated
  35. sol., soln
    solution
  36. SOB
    shortness of breath
  37. ss
    one-half
  38. hr
    hour
  39. Sig
    label, let it be labeled
  40. NS
    normal saline 0.9%
  41. mcg
    microgram
  42. D5W
    dextrose 5% water
  43. a.d.
    right ear
  44. gr.
    grain
  45. a.s.
    left ear
  46. o.u.
    both eyes
  47. 1 oz or 2 tbsp
    30 ml
  48. Room temperature
    • 15 degrees - 30 degrees C
    • (59 degrees - 86 degrees F)
  49. 1 pint or 16 oz
    480 ml
  50. m. ft.
    mix and make
  51. p., per os
    by mouth; orally
  52. without
    s or a
  53. of each
    aa
  54. 30g
    8 drams or 1 oz
  55. 240 ml
    1 cup or 8 oz
  56. right eye
    o.d
  57. 5 ml
    • 100 gtts. or 1 tsp
    • (20 drops/ml - medical)
    • (12 drops/ml - metric)
  58. 1/2 gr
    30 mg
  59. 15 ml
    • 1 tbsp
    • or 1/2 oz
  60. 4 ml
    1 dram
  61. PRN
    as needed
  62. Rx
    prescription; take
  63. IV
    intravenous
  64. 1 quart or 32 oz
    960 ml
  65. DAW
    dispense as written
  66. DTD
    dispense of such dose
  67. 1 kg
    2.2 lb
  68. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  69. aq dist
    distilled water
  70. MOM
    milk of magnesia
  71. ped
    pediatric
  72. USP
    United States Pharmacopoeia
  73. HR
    heart rate
  74. b.i.d.
    twice daily
  75. supp., suppos
    suppository
  76. IM
    intramuscular
  77. Non rep, NR
    do not repeat, no renewals
  78. p.c.
    after meals
  79. PCN
    penicillin
  80. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  81. MDI
    metered dose inhaler
  82. STAT
    at once, now
  83. DUE
    drug utilization evaluation
  84. mEq
    milliequivalent
  85. L.
    left
  86. t.i.d.
    three times daily
  87. q. wk.
    every week
  88. amp
    ampule
  89. D/C
    discontinue
  90. IVP
    intravenous push
  91. NKDA
    no known drug allergy
  92. rrhea
    flow/discharge
  93. sub-q
    subcutaneous
  94. post op
    after surgery
  95. T
    temperature
  96. q.o.d.
    every other day
  97. 2 gr
    120 mg
  98. a.c.
    before meals
  99. 5 gr
    300-325 mg
  100. 1 gr
    60-65 mg
  101. G, gm.
    gram
  102. 1/60 gr
    1 mg
  103. BP
    blood pressure
  104. Conc.
    concentration
  105. tbsp.
    tablespoon
  106. MI
    myocardial infarction
  107. BM
    bowel movement
  108. rect, rec
    rectal, per rectum
  109. 10 gr
    600 - 650 mg
  110. N & V
    nausea and vomiting
  111. NKA
    no known allergy
  112. U
    units
  113. post
    after
  114. cpd., cmpd
    compound
  115. a.u.
    each ear
  116. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  117. o.s.
    left eye
  118. ung., ugt
    ointment
  119. DUR
    drug utilization review
  120. DRG
    diagnosis related group
  121. Fl.
    fluid
  122. sublingual
    s.l.
  123. ad lib
    at pleasure
  124. BS
    blood sugar
  125. r.
    right
  126. cc
    cubic centimeter
  127. q.s.
    a sufficient quantity
  128. SC, s.q.
    subcutaneous
  129. cap
    capsule

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