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Commonly Used Signa Codes and Abbreviations for Prescriptions

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AAA
apply to affected area
AC
before meals
AD
right ear
AM
morning
AS
left ear
ATC
around the clock
AU
both ears
BID
twice a day
BIW
twice a week
BM
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
DC
discontinue
GI
gastrointestinal
GTT
drops
H
hour
HA
headache
HS
at bedtime, at hour of sleep
HTN
hypertension
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
MR
may repeat
N&V
nausea and vomiting
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
PC
after meals
PM
evening
PO
by mouth, orally
PR
rectally
PRN
as needed
PV
vaginally
QD
every day
QW
every week
QID
4 times a day
QOD
every other day
QOW
every other week
SC
subcutaneously
sig
write
SL
sublingual (under the tongue)
stat
immediately
susp
suspension
supp
suppository
TID
3 times a day
TIW
3 times a week
UD
as directed
UTI
urinary tract infection