Pharmacy abbreviations

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Pharmacy abbreviations
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Abbreviations you might run into while working in a pharmacy. Explanations for strange abbreviations are in parentheses.
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  1. ml
    Milliliter
  2. L
    Liter
  3. mg
    Milligram
  4. g, gm
    Gram
  5. mcg
    Microgram
  6. kg
    Kilogram
  7. gr
    Grain
  8. fl oz
    • Fluid Ounce
    • (Italian: Onza)
  9. mEq
    • Milliequivalent
  10. T, tbsp
    Tablespoon
  11. tsp
    Teaspoon
  12. ss
    • One-half
    • (Latin: Semis)
  13. gtt
    • Drop
    • (Latin: Gutta)
  14. qs
    Quantity Sufficient
  15. apap
    • Acetaminophen/Tylenol
    • (Chemical name: Acetyl-para-aminophenol)
  16. asa
    • Aspirin
    • (Also Called: Acetylsalicylic Acid)
  17. Ibu
    • Ibuprofen
  18. hctz
    Hydrochlorothiazide
  19. pcn
    Penicillin
  20. tcn
    Tetracycline
  21. Na
    • Sodium
    • (Latin: Natrium)
  22. TPN
    Total Parenteral Nutrition
  23. K
    • Potassium
    • (Latin: Kalium)
  24. Ca
    Calcium
  25. smz/tmp
    Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
  26. D5W
    Dextrose in 5% Water
  27. NS
    Normal Saline
  28. DC
    Discontinue
  29. OTC
    Over the Counter
  30. NPO
    • Nothing by mouth
    • (Latin: Nil per os)
  31. Rx
    • Prescription
    • (Medieval abbreviation of the latin word recipe)
  32. DAW
    Dispense as written
  33. NKA
    No Known Allergies
  34. Qty
    Quantity
  35. SOB
    Shortness of Breath
  36. HBP
    High Blood Pressure
  37. HA
    Headache
  38. PA
    Pain
  39. Anx
    Anxiety
  40. aaa
    Apply to Affected Area
  41. aa
    • Each
    • (Latin: ana)
    • Affected Area
  42. c
    • With
    • (Latin: Cum)
  43. Disp
    Dispense
  44. NR
    No Refills
  45. ud
    • As Directed
    • (Latin: Ut Dictum)
  46. n/v
    Nausea and Vomiting
  47. dx
    • Diagnosis
    • (Common medical shorthand)
  48. tab
    Tablet
  49. cap
    Capsule
  50. supp
    Suppository
  51. ung, oint
    • Ointment
    • (Latin: Unguentum)
  52. SR
    Sustained Release
  53. XR
    Extended Release
  54. LA
    Long Acting
  55. CD
    Control Delay
  56. cr
    Cream
  57. amp
    Ampule
  58. susp
    Suspension
  59. ophth
    • Eye
    • (Greek: Ophthalmos)
  60. otic
    • Ear
    • (Greek: Otikos)
  61. Syr
    Syrup
  62. sol
    Solution
  63. U
    Unit
  64. po
    • By mouth
    • (Latin: Per Os)
  65. pr
    • Rectally
    • (Latin: Per Rectum)
  66. vag
    Vaginally
  67. as
    • Left ear
    • (Latin: Auris Sinistra)
  68. ad
    • Right ear
    • (Latin: Auris Dextra)
  69. au
    • Both ears
    • (Latin: Aurus Utraque)
  70. os
    • Left eye
    • (Latin: Oculus Sinister)
  71. od
    • Right eye
    • (Latin: Oculus Dexter)
  72. ou
    • Both eyes
    • (Latin: Oculus Uterque)
  73. IV
    Intravenous
  74. IM
    Intramuscular
  75. SL
    Sublingual
  76. per neb
    • In Nebulizer
    • (Latin: Per)
  77. SC, SQ
    Subcu[q]taneous
  78. stat
    • Immediately
    • (Latin: Statim)
  79. qd
    • Once Daily
    • (Latin: Quaque Die)
  80. bid
    • Twice daily
    • (Latin: Bis in Die)
  81. tid
    • Three times daily
    • (Latin: Ter in Die)
  82. qid
    • Four Times Daily
    • (Latin: Quater in Die)
  83. hs
    • At bedtime
    • (Hour of Sleep)
  84. h, hr
    Hour
  85. Q
    • Every
    • (Latin: Quaque)
  86. Q4H
    • Every 4 hours
    • Substitute 4 for any number
  87. qod
    • Every other day
    • (Latin: Quaque A[O]ltere Die)
  88. Qhs
    • Nightly at bedtime
    • (Combination of "Q", Every (Quaque), and "hs", Hour of Sleep.)
  89. W, wk
    Week
  90. prn
    • As needed
    • (Latin: Pro Re Nata)
  91. p
    • After
    • (Latin: Post)
  92. a
    • Before
    • (Latin: Ante)
  93. ac
    • Before meals
    • (Latin: Ante Cibum)
  94. pc
    • After Meals
    • (Latin: Post Cibum)

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