Common Sig Codes

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Calculations Lecture 1

aa

of each

aa

affected area

ac

before meals

ad lib

as much as desired

ad

right ear

as

left ear

am

before noon

amp

ampule

au

both ears

bid

twice daily

cap

capsule

cf

with food

disp

dispense

dtd

dispense of such doses

div

divide

elix

elixir

f, ft.

make

gtts

drops

hs

at bedtime

inj

injection

ic

between meals

m ft.

mix and make

n & v

nausea and vomiting

noct

night

non rep, nr

no refills

od

right eye

oint

ointment

os

left eye

ou

both eyes

pc

after meals

po

by mouth

pm

afternoon; evening

pr

rectally, per rectum

prn

as needed

pulv

powder

qam

every morning

qpm

every evening

qd

every day

qhs

every night at bedtime

qod

every other day

q2h

every 2 hours

q4h

every 4 hours

qid

4 times daily

qsad

add to the amount needed

rx

you take

sid

once a day (veterinary medicine)

sig

directions

sol

solution

sos

if needed

stat

immediately

supp

suppository

susp

suspension

tab

tablet

tat

until all taken

tid

three times daily

ud

as directed

ung

ointment

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