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Glossary of Pharmacy Technician - Abbreviations

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qs
up to - as in "up to" 4 times a day
gr
grain
app
applicator
p
after
d/c
discontinue
as
left ear
pc
after meals
h
hr
hour
PV
vaginally
q
every
ut dict
ud
as directed
os
left eye
tid
three times a day
od
right eye
qid
4 times a day
au
each ear - both ears
non rep
no refills
ou
each eye - both eyes
PCN
penicillin
pulv
powder
ac
before meals
qam
every morning
prn
as needed
am
morning
po
by mouth
aa
of each
bid
twice a day
sl
sub-lingually
DAW
dispense as written
TCN
tetracycline
ad
right ear
qd
every day
mcg
microgram
stat
immediately
ung
ointment
mg
milligram
qod
every other day
OTC
over-the-counter
nonprescription
dtd
dispense such doses
crm
cream
q4h
q8h
every 4 hours
every 8 hours
BP
blood pressure
c
with
hs
at bedtime
gtt
gtts
drop
drops
IM
intramuscular
APAP
acetaminophen
cap
capsule
sig
directions
qpm
every evening
MOM
milk of magnesia
ml
milliliter
ASA
aspirin
pr
rectally
NSAID
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
supp
suppository
tab
tablet
mEq
milliequivalent
ss
one half
qhs
every bedtime
INJ
inject

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