Pharmacy Calculations 1

aa

of each

ad

up to to make

disp

dispense

div

divide

dtd

give of such doses

ft

make

M

mix

No

number

non rep NR

do not repeat

qs

a sufficient quantity

qs ad

a sufficient quantity to make

Sig

write (directions on label)

BSA

body surface area

cm3

cubic centimeter milliliter (mL)

ffl

fluid

fl3 f3

fluid dram teaspoonful5 mL

fl3 ssf3ss

half fludid ouncetablespoon15 mL

g

gram

gr

grain

gal

gallon

gtt

drop

lb

pound

kg

kilogram

L

liter

M2 m2

square meter

mcg

microgram

mEq

milliequivalent

mg

milligram

mg/kg

milligram of drug per kilogram of body weight

mg/m2

milligrams of drug per square meter of body surface area

mL

milliliter

mL/h

milliliters of drug administered per hour

mOsmmOsmol

milliosmoles

oz

ounce

pt

pint

qt

quart

ssss with a line above letters

one half

tbsp

tablespoonful

tsp

teaspoonful

ac

before meals

ad lib

at pleasurefreely

admin

administer

AM

morning

aq

water

ATC

around the clock

bid

twice a day

cc with a line over the letter

with

d

day

dil

dilute

et

and

hhr

hour

hs

at bedtime

ic

between meals

min

minute

m&n

morning and night

N&V

nausea and vomiting

noct

night

NPO

nothing by mouth

pc

after meals

PM

afternoonevening

po

by mouth (orally)

prn

as needed

q

every

qod

every other day

qAM

every morning

q4h

every 4 hours

q_h

every _ hours

qid

four times a day

rep

repeat

s s with a line over the letter

without

sidqD

once a day

sos

if there is needas needed

stat

immediately

tid

three times a day

ut dict

as directed

wk

week

APAP

acetaminophen

ASA

asprin

AZT

zidovudine

EES

erythromyconethysuccinate

HC

hydrocortisone

HCTZ

hydro-chlorothiazide

MTX

methotrexate

NTG

nitroglycerin

BM

bowel movement

BP

blood pressure

BS

blood sugar

CHD

corornary heart disease

CHF

congestive heart failure

GERD

gastro-esophageal reflux disease

GI

gastrointestional

GFR

glomerular filtration rate

GU

genitourinary

HA

headache

HBP

high blod pressure

HRT

hormone replacement therapy

HTHTN

hypertension

IOP

intraocular pressure

MI

myycardial ischemia/infarction

OA

osteoarthritis

Pt

patient

SOB

shortness of breath

TPN

total parenteral nutrition

URI

upper respiratory infection

UTI

urinary tract infection

amp

ampul

cap

capsule

D5LR

dextrose 5% in lactated Ringer's

D5NS

dextrose 5% in normal saline

D5W

dextrose 5% in water

D10W

dextrose 10% in water

elix

elixir

inj

injection

NS

normal saline

1/2 NS

half strength

ointungt

ointment

pulv

powder

RLR/LLR

Ringler's Lactate Lactated Ringler's

sol

solution

supp

suppository

susp

suspension

syr

syrup

tab

tablet

ad

right ear

as

left ear

au

both ears

CIVI

continuous for 24 hours intravenous infusion

ID

intradermal

IM

intramuscular

IT

intrathecal

IV

intravenous

IVB

intravenous bolus

IV Drip

intravenous infusion

IVP

intravenous push

IVPB

intravenous piggy back

NGT

nasogastric tube

od

right eye

os

left eye

ou

both eyes

poPO

by mouth

rect

rectal rectum

SL

sublingual

SubQ

subcutabeously

Top

topically

VPV

vaginally