Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

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  1. cc
    cubic centimeter (milliliter)
  2. fl, fld
    fluid (ounces)
  3. g
    gram
  4. gal
    gallon
  5. gr
    grain
  6. gtt(s)
    drop(s)
  7. kg
    kilogram
  8. lb
    pound
  9. mcg
    microgram
  10. meq
    milliequivalent
  11. mOsm
    milliosmole
  12. mg
    milligram
  13. ml (mL)
    milliliter
  14. oz
    ounce
  15. pt
    pint
  16. qt
    quart
  17. Tbsp (T)
    tablespoon
  18. tsp
    teaspoon
  19. h, hr
    hour
  20. min
    minute
  21. mo
    month
  22. y, yr
    year
  23. yo
    years old
  24. ss
    one-half (1/2)
  25. i, ii, iii, iv, etc
    1, 2, 3, 4, etc
  26. X, L, C, D, M
    10, 50, 100, 500, 1000
  27. cap
    capsule
  28. EC
    enteric coated
  29. elix
    elixir
  30. emul
    emulsion
  31. lot
    lotion
  32. MDI
    metered dose inhaler
  33. pulv
    powder
  34. soln, sol
    solution
  35. supp
    suppository
  36. susp
    suspension
  37. syr
    syrup
  38. tab
    tablet
  39. troche
    lozenge
  40. ung
    ointment
  41. aa
    affected area
  42. a.d.
    right ear
  43. a.s.
    left ear
  44. a.u.
    both ears
  45. ID
    intradermal
  46. IM
    intramuscular
  47. inj
    injection
  48. IV
    intravenous
  49. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  50. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  51. o.d.
    right eye
  52. o.s.
    left eye
  53. o.u.
    both eyes
  54. po
    by mouth
  55. pr
    rectally
  56. pv, vag
    vaginally
  57. SL
    sublingually (under the tongue)
  58. SQ, SC
    subcutaneously
  59. Subcut
    subcutaneously
  60. top
    topically
  61. ac
    before meals
  62. AM
    morning
  63. A.T.C.
    around the clock
  64. bid
    twice a day
  65. hs
    at bedtime
  66. noct
    at night
  67. pc
    after meals
  68. PM
    in the evening
  69. prn
    as needed
  70. q
    every
  71. q1h
    every 1 hour (also q2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24H)
  72. qd
    every day
  73. qhs
    every night at bedtime
  74. qid
    four times a day
  75. ac & hs
    four times a day (before meals and at bedtime)
  76. qod
    every other day
  77. stat
    immediately
  78. tid
    three times a day
  79. TUD
    take as directed
  80. UD
    as directed
  81. UG
    until gone
  82. WA
    while awake
  83. x
    times or for (x 3 days)
  84. aa
    of each
  85. ad
    up to
  86. aq
    water
  87. div.
    divide
  88. d.t.d.
    give of such doses
  89. F, ft
    make
  90. M
    mix
  91. qs
    a sufficient quantity
  92. qs, ad
    a sufficient quantity up to
  93. amp
    ampule
  94. c
    with
  95. DAW
    dispense as written
  96. D/C
    discontinue
  97. disp
    dispense
  98. LCD
    coal tar solution
  99. MR
    may repeat
  100. NMT
    no more than
  101. no.
    number
  102. NR
    no refills
  103. NTE
    not to exceed
  104. N&V
    nausea and vomiting
  105. per
    by or through
  106. s
    without
  107. Sig., S.
    write on the label
  108. SOB
    shortness of breath
  109. u (IU)
    units (International Units)
  110. U.S.P.
    United States Pharmacopoeia
  111. w & w/o
    with and without
  112. ABW
    actual body weight
  113. BP
    blood pressure
  114. BS
    blood sugar/Bowel sounds
  115. BSA
    body surface area
  116. cc
    chief complaint
  117. DOB
    date of birth
  118. DX
    diagnosis
  119. FH
    family history
  120. GI
    gastro-intestinal
  121. HA
    headache
  122. HPI
    history of present illness
  123. HR
    heart rate
  124. HTN
    hypertension
  125. IBW
    ideal body weight
  126. NG
    nasogastric
  127. NKDA
    no known drug allergies
  128. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  129. OTC
    over the counter
  130. PMH
    past medical history
  131. PPI
    patient package insert
  132. ROS
    review of symptoms
  133. RR
    respiratory rate
  134. SH
    social history
  135. SOB
    shortness of breath
  136. T
    temperature
  137. VS
    vital signs
  138. APAP
    acetaminophen
  139. ASA
    aspirin
  140. HCTZ
    hydrochlorothiazide
  141. MS or MSO4
    morphine sulfate
  142. NSAID
    non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory
  143. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  144. PCN
    penicillin
  145. TCN
    tetracycline
  146. TMP/SMX
    trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole

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