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ā
before
āā
of each
a.c. or ac
before meals
ad lib.
as desired, freely
am or AM
morning before noon
amp
ampule
aq
aqueous, water
b.i.d. or bid
twice a day
b.i.w.
twice a week
ċ
with
c or C
cup
cap or caps
capsule
CD
controlled dose
CR
controlled release
dil.
dilute
DS
double strength
EC
EC
enteric coat
elix.
elixir
fl or fld.
fluid
GT
gastrostomy tube
h or hr
hour
ID
intradermal
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
IVPB
intravenous piggyback
IVSS
intravenous Soluset
KVO
keep vein open
(a very slow infusion rate)
LA
long acting
LOS
length of stay
min
minute
mix
mixture
NAS
intranasal
NG or NGT
nasogastric tube
noc or noct
at night
n.p.o. or NPO
nothing by mouth
NS or N/S
normal saline
p
after
p.c. or pc
after meals
per
through or by
pm or PM
evening, before midnight
p.o.
by mouth, oral
p.r.
by rectum
p.r.n. or prn
when necessary/required
as needed.
q.
every
q.a.m.
every morning
q.h. or qh
every hour
q2h
q4h
q6h
q8h
q12h
every 2 hours
every 4 hours
etc.
q.i.d. or qid
four(4) times a day.
q.s.
a sufficient amount
as much as needed.
rect
rectum
s (with - as a superscript)
without
sl or SL
sublingual
sol or soln
solution
s.o.s. or SOS
may be repeated once if necessary.
SR
sustained release
S&S
swish and swallow
stat or STAT
immediately! at once
subcut
subcutaneously
supp
suppository
susp
suspension
syp or syr
syrup
tab
tablet
t.i.d. or tid
three(3) times a day
tr. or tict
tincture
ung or oint
ointment
vag or v
vaginally
XL
long acting
XR
extended release