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Pharmacy Sig Codes & Abbreviations

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aa-
of each
a.c.
before meals
a.d.
right ear
a.s.
left ear
au
both ears
aaa
apply to affected areas
ad hib
to be administered
ad lib
as needed or desired
ad us.
Ext for external use
ad
up to
Aer
aerosol
AM
before noon
am
morning
amp
ampule
app
applicator
asap
as soon as possible
AWP
average wholesale price
bid / B.I.D.
two times a day
c (with straight line on top)
with
cap
capsule
crm
cream
d
day
D/C
discharge
d/c
discontinue
det
give
dil
dilute
disp
dispense
EC
enteric coated
elix
elixir
emul
emulsion
ext
extrac
ft
fix & make
gtt
drops
hr
hour
hs
at bedtime; hour of sleep
inj
inject
IM
intramuscular
IT
intrathecal
IV
intravenous
noc
in the night
Non
do not repeat; no
non rep
do not repeat
NPO
nothing by mouth
od
right eye
os
left eye
ou
each eye; both eyes
oint, ung
ointment
p (with straight line on top)
after
p.c.
after meals (food)
per
by
PM
after noon
po
orally; by mouth
pr
rectally; per rectum
prn
whenever necessary; as needed
pulv
powder
PV
vaginally; per vaginal
q
every
q12h
every 12 hours
q2h
every 2 hours
q4h
every 4 hours
q6h
every 6 hours
q8h
every 8 hours
qam
every morning
qd
every day; once a day
qh
every hour
qhs
every bedtime
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
qpm
every evening
Q 4 degrees - 6 degrees
every 4 to 6 hours
Qs ad
a sufficient quantity to make
rep
refills; repeat
Rx
prescription only; take; a recipe
s (with straight line on top)
without
SC, sq, subQ
subcutaneous
Sig
directions; label; let it be printed
sl, subling
sublingual
sol
solution
solv
dissolve
stat
now; immediately
supp
suppository
syr
syrup
tab
tablet
tid
three times a day
tr, tinc
tincture
t.u.d.
take as directed
u.d., u dict, dict
as directed
ud
unit dose
vag
vaginal
VO
verbal order
wa
while awake
t
test
u
use
p
pain