Pharmacy sig codes

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a, an

before, without, ear

aa

of each, affected area

aaa

apply to affected area

ac

before a meal

ad

right ear or as directed or up to

ADD

attention deficit disorder

ADHD

attention deficit & hyperactivity disorder

ad lib

as often or as much needed

aft

afternoon

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

am

morning

amt

amount

amp, inh

inhale nebs

APAP

acetaminophen (tylenol)

apl, app

applicatorful or applicator

aq, H20

water

as

left ear

ATC

around the clock

au

both ears

BBB

blood brain barrier

BC

birth control

bid

twice daily

biw

twice a week, every 2 weeks

bm

bowel movement

BP

blood pressure

BSA

body surface area

ca

calcium, cancer

CaCO3

calcium carbonate

CAD

coronary artery disease

cap

capsule

C & C

cough and congestion

cc

cubic centimeter

cd

cycle days (menstral)

CDC

centers for disease control and prevention

cf

cystic fibrosis, with food

CHF

congestive heart failure

cid

five times a day

CL

chlorine, chloride

cm

centimeter

cmpd, cpd

compound

CNS

central nervous system

CO2

carbon dioxide

COD

codiene

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CP

chest pain

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

cr

controlled release

cr, crm

cream

d

daily, right

D51/2NS

5% dextrose & 0.45 NS

D5W

5% dextrose in water

DAW

dispense as written (provider) no generic

DAW2

dispense as written (patient) no generic

dex

dextrose

d/c

discontinue, discharge

dis, disp

dispense

DS

double strength

DM

diabetes mellitus

DNS

do not substitute

DOB

date of birth

dtd

dispense as such doses

dx

diagnosis

EC

enteric coated (like aspirin) safe for stomach lining

ED

emergency department, erectile dysfunction

EDS

estimated days supply

EES

erythromycin ethylsuccinate

elix

elixir

EMS

emergency medical service

ENT

ear, nose and throat

eq

equivalent

ERT

estrogen replacement therapy

ETOC

alcohol (you drink)

FDA

food and drug administration

FeSo4

ferrous sulfate (iron)

fid

five times a day

5x/d

five times a day

fl oz

fluidounce

g, gm

gram

gal

gallon

gen

generic

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

GH

grow hormone

GSW

gun shot wound

gr

grain, about 60 mg

h, hr

hour

ha

headache

HBP

high blood pressure

HCL

hydrochloride (easy to mix w/other drugs)

HCTZ

hydrochlorothiazide

HD

high dose

hs

bedtime

ic

before meals

ID

intradermal

IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (use diag code)

IM

intramuscularly (for injectables)

inf

infection

inh

inhale nebs

inj

inject

IU

international unit, intrauterine

IV

intravenously

IVPB

iv piggyback

ivp

iv push

K, K+

potassium

k, kg

kilogram

kg

kilogram

la

long acting

liq

liquid

lot

lotion

LWI

lower respiratory infection

max

maximum

MDI

metered dose inhaler

m ft

mix & make

meq, mEq

milliequivalent

mcg, ug

microgram

mg

milligram

min

minute

ml

milliliter

mm

millimeter

neb

nebulizer

NKA

no know allergies

NKDA

no know drug allergies

noc, noct, pm

night

npo NPO

nothing by mouth

nr

no refill

NS

normal solution

NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

NTE

not to exceed

NTG

nitroglycerin

OC

oral contraceptive

od

right eye, once daily

OM

otitis media

os

left eye

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