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Glossary of Latin Drug Abbreviations

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a
before
aa
of each
ac
before meals
ad
right ear
ad lib
as much as desired
as
left ear
am
before noon
au
both ears
bid
twice daily
c
with
d
give
dtd
dispense of such doses
f, ft
make
gtt
drop
gtts
drops
h
hour
hs
at bedtime
M
mix
M ft.
mix + make
no
number
noct
night
non rep, nr
no refills
od
right eye
os
left eye
ou
both eyes
p
after
pc
after meals
per
by
po
by mouth
pm
after noon
pr
rectally
q
every
qd
every day
qod
every other day
q2h
every 2 hours
q4h
every 4 hours
qid
4 times daily
qs
up to
qs ad
add to the amount needed
Rx
you take
ss
1/2
sig
directions
sos
if needed
stat
immediately
tid
3 times daily
ut dict, ud
as directed

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