Pharmacy Abbreviations SI-2

HBP

high blood pressure

hs

hour of sleep, bedtime

hypo

below, deficient

IM

intramuscular

IVPB

intravenous piggyback

m2

square meter

mEq

milliequivalent

Min

minute

mOsm

milliosmole

N. R. or non rep

no refill or do not repeat

neo

new

NKDA

no known drug allergies

NS

normal saline 0.9%

NTG

nitroglycerin

oint

ointment

ou

both eyes

per

by or through

po

orally, by mouth

pulv

powder

q2h

every two hours

q4h

every four hours

qd

every day

qid

four times daily

HC

hydrocortisone

hyper

above, excessive

ID

intradermal

inj

injection

IVP

intravenous push

L

liter

mcg

microgram

mg

milligram

ml

milliliter

MS

morphine sulfate

N/V or N & V

nausea and vomiting

NKA

no known allergies

noct

nocturnal

NPO

nothing by mouth

od

right eye

os

left eye

pc

after meals

pm

evening or afternoon

prn

as needed

q

every

q4-q6

every four to six hours

q6h

every 6 hours

qh

every hour

qod

every other day

IV

intravenous