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Common Pharmacy Abbreviations

STUDY
PLAY
ad
right ear
as
left ear
au
both ears
AAA
apply to affected area
APP
apply
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous push
inj
injection
IVPB
intravenous piggyback
od
right eye
os
left eye
ou
both eyes
po
by mouth
pr
rectally
pv
vaginally
per neb
per nebulizer
SL
sublingual
SC
subcutaneously
top
topically
aq
water
caps
capsules
cr
cream
DAW
dispense as written
DW
distilled water
elix
elixir
liq
liquid
NPO
nothing by mouth
SA
sustained action
XR
extended release
supp
suppository
susp
suspension
syr
syrup
tab
tablet
tinc
tincture
ER
extended release
utd
use as directed
ung
ointment
ac
before meals
am
morning
bid
twice a day
dtd
give as such doses
h
hour
hs
at bedtime
pc
after meals
pm
evening
prn
as needed
q
each, every
qd
every day
qid
four times a day
qh
every hour
qod
every other day
stat
immediately
tid
three times a day
wk
week
WA
while awake
aa
of each
ad
to, up to
aq ad
add water up to
dil
dilute
div
divide
fl
fluid
fl oz
fluid ounce
gm
gram
gtt
drop
ī
one
L
liter
mcg
microgram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
mL
milliliter
qs
quantity sufficient
qsad
add sufficient quantity to make
ss
one half
tbsp
tablespoon
tsp
teaspoon
ANX
for anxiety
c
with
disp
dispense
ha
headache
NR
no refill
p
pain
a
without
sig
write on label
SOB
shortness of breath
sx
symptoms
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
NS
normal saline
pulv
powder
x
times
BSA
body surface area
cc
cubic centimeter
sos
if necessary