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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
ap
apply
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
c
with
C
100
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
cg
cough
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
et
and
ETOC
alcohol (you drink)
FDA
food and drug administration
FE
iron
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
gtt
drops
h, hr
hour
H20
water
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
l
liter
la
long acting
lb
pounds
liq
liquid
lot
lotion
LWI
lower respiratory infection
m
mix
max
maximum
MDI
metered dose inhaler
m ft
mix & make
meq, mEq
milliequivalent
mcg, ug
microgram
mg
milligram
min
minute
ml
milliliter
mm
millimeter
m
month
mo
month
na
nausea
neb
nebulizer
NKA
no know allergies
NKDA
no know drug allergies
no
number
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
o
eye
02
oxygen
OC
oral contraceptive
od
right eye, once daily
OM
otitis media
os
left eye
OTC
over the counter
ou
both eyes
oz
ounce
p
after
pa
pain
pc
aftermeals
pcn
penicillin
PDR
physician's desk reference
per
by, in (neb), per (time frame)
pm
evening, night
po
by mouth
pp
as needed for pain
pr, r, rec
rectally
pt
patient
prn
per requested need
pv, vag
vaginally, in the vagina
pulv
powder
q
every
qam, qm
every morning
qd
every day
qh
every hour
qhs
every night
q 4 h
every four hours
qsad
add to amount needed
q 7 pm
every day at 7 pm
qid
fours times a day
qn
every night
qod
every other day
qs
quantity suffient
qt
quart
r,rec, pr, PR
rectally
rept
repeat
rf
refill
rx
you take
s
left, without
sc
subcutaneous
sid
once daily (mostly vets)
sig
directions
sl
dissolve under the tongue (sublingually)
SMZ/TMP
sulfamethoxazile & trimethoprim
SMX/TMP
sulfamethoxazile & trimethoprim
sob
shortness of breathe
sol
solution
sq, sub-c
subcutaneous (for injectables)
SR
slow or sustained release
ss
one half, sliding scale (for insulin)
s/s
signs & symptoms
stat
immediately
subq, sub q
subcutaneous (for injectables)
supp
suppository
susp
suspension
sx
symptoms
syr
syrup
tab
tablet (s)
TAC
triamcinolone
tad
take as directed
tat
until all is taken
tea
teaspoonful, 5ml
tbs
tablespoonful, 15ml
tcn
tetracycline
td
transdermal
tid
three times daily
tinct
tincture
tiw
three times weekly
tpn
total parental nutrient
tsp
teaspoonful, 5ml
tr
time release
tx
treatment
u, U
unit, both
ud
as directed
ug
until gone
ung
ointment
URI
upper respiratory infection
vag, pv
vaginally, in the vagina
x3d
for 3 days
xl
extended release
xr
extended release
w
with, week
w/
with
WBC
white blood count
wc
with meals
w/f
with food
wk
weekly
w/o
without
wt
weight
YO
years old
/
per
<
less than
>
great than
i
one
ii
two
iii
three
iv
four
v
five