Pharmacy Tech Abbreviations for Sigs

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aa

affected area

āā

of each

ac

before meals

ad

right ear

ad lib

as often as needed, freely

aff

affected

AM

morning

ANX

for Anxiety

as

left ear

ASAP

As Soon As Possible

au

both or each ear

BC

Birth Control

bid

twice a day

BP

Blood Pressure

cap

capsule

cc

cubic centimeter

cpd

compound

d

day or daily

DAW

Dispense As Written

disp

dispense

DTD

give as such doses

EC

Enteric Coated

el or elix

elixir

expect

expectorant

fl oz

fluid ounce

g or gm

gram

gtt(s)

drop(s)

h, hr, or °

hour or hourly

HA

Headache

HBP

High Blood Pressure

hs

at bedtime, every night at bedtime

IM

Intramuscular

IV

Intravenous

kg

kilogram

LA

Long Acting

loc

locally, apply locally to affected area

lot

lotion

mcg

microgram

mEq

Milliequivalent

mg

milligram

mL

milliliter

NKA

No Known Allergy

NR

No Refills

od

right eye

oj

orange juice

ophth

ophthalmic, for the eyes

os

left eye

otic

for the ear

ou

both or each eye

pc

after meals

pc & hs

After meals and at bedtime

ped

pediatric strength

PM

in the afternoon or evening

po

by mouth

NPO

Nothing By Mouth

pr

per rectum, rectally

pulv

powder

q

every or each

qd

every day

qh

every hour

q4h

every four hours

qhs

at every bedtime

qid

four times a day

qod

every other day

Rx

Prescription

s or š

without

SA

Sustained Action

SC, subQ, or SQ

Subcutaneous, below the skin

sig

you write

SL

Sublingual

SOB

Shortness of Breath

sol

solution

SR

Sustained Release

ss

one-half

stat

at once or immediately

supp

suppository

T or tbsp

Tablespoon

t or tsp

teaspoon

tab

tablet

tid

three times a day

tinc

tincture

TR

Time Release

UD or ut dict

as directed

ung or oint

ointment

vag or pv

vaginal or vaginally

w or wk

week or weekly

ien

in each nostril

IVPB

Intravenous piggy back

IVP

Intravenous push

atc

around the clock

liq

liquid

IU

International Unit

sx

symptoms

WA

while awake

x

ten; times or for

C

one hundred

M

one thousand

qs

quantity sufficient

qs ad

add enough to make quantity sufficient

amp

ampule

DS

Double Strength

ES

Extra Strength

aq ad

add water up to

dil

dilute

NMT

No More Than

NTE

Not To Exceed

N&V

Nausea and Vomiting

per

by or through

Dx

Diagnosis

BSA

Body Surface Area

SOS

if necessary

ID

Intradermal

MDI

Metered Dose Inhaler

ex

externally

MR

May Repeat

d/c or dc

discontinue or discharge

aq dist

distilled water

NKDA

No Known Drug Allergy

NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

PPI

Proton Pump Inhibitor

qty

quantity

SSRI

Serotonin-Selective Reuptake Inhibitor

per neb

per nebulizer

AAA

Apply to Affected Area

conc

concentration

AWP

Average Wholesale Price

ADR

Adverse Drug Reaction

div

divide

TPN

Total Parenteral Nutrition

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