Medication Aide Abbreviation

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AD

right ear

AS

left ear

AU

both ears

ac

before meals

ad lib

as desired

ASAP

as soon as possible

bid

twice a day

c with line over it

with

cc

cubic centimeter

cap

capsule

d/c

discontinue

dil

dissolve or dilute

elix

elixir

HOB

head of bed

Hs,qhs

hour of sleep or bedtime

kg

kilogram

LOC

laxative of choice

mcg

microgram

MAR

medication administration record

MDI

metered dose inhaler

mEq

milliequivalent

mg

milligram

ml

milliliter

NPO

nothing by mouth

OD

right eye

OS

left eye

OU

both eyes

OTC

over the counter

pc

after meals

po

by mouth

PR

per rectum

PRN

as needed

q am

every morning

qd

every day

qh

every hour

q 2h

every two hours

qod

every other day

s with line over it

without

SL

sublingual

stat

immediately

supp

suppository

susp

suspension

T, tbsp, tbs

tablespoon

t, tsp

teaspoon

tab

tablet

tid

three times a day

tinc

tincture

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