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Prescription Directions

Common abbreviations used when writing a prescription as well as those used for standard pharmacy practice
STUDY
PLAY
after
p
after meals
pc
after meals and at bedtime
pc&hs
afternoon
pm
as desired
ad lib
as directed
u.d.
sufficient quantity
q.s.
as needed
prn
as soon as possible
ASAP
bedtime
hs
before meals
ac
before meals and at bedtime
ac&hs
both ears
AU
both eyes
OU
by mouth
po; PO
daily; once daily
qd; QD
dispense as written
DAW
double strength
DS
every
q; Q
everyday
qd; QD
everyday at bedtime
qhs; QHS
every afternoon/evening
qpm; QPM
every hour
qh
every morning
qam; QAM
every other day
qod; QOD
every week
qw
four times daily
qid; QID
hour
hr
left ear
AS
left eye
OS
may repeat
MR
normal saline
NS
right ear
AD
right eye
OD
three times daily
tid; TID
two times daily
bid; BID
as directed
Ut. Dict.
weekly
w, wk
with
c
without
s
while awake
W/A; WA
24 hours
24H