Drug Abbreviations

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a.c.

Before meals

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ad lib

As desired

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bid

Two times a day

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cap

capsule

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elix.

Elixir

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ext.

Extract

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SC/SQ

Subcutaneous

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ID

Intradermal

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IM

Intramuscular

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IV

Intravenous

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nightly

Every night at bedtime

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NS (N/S)

Normal saline

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OD

Right eye

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OS

Left eye

15

hs

Hour of sleep

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OU

Both eyes

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P.C.

After meals

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Per

By

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PO; orally

By mouth

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P.R.N.

When necessary/required

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soln.

Solution

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stat.

At once; immediately

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supp.

Suppository

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susp.

Suspension

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syp.

Syrup

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tab

Tablet

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tr or tinct.

Tincture

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ung

Ointment

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tid

Three times a day

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gtt

Drops

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To covert degrees C to degrees F...

Multiple by 1.8 and add 32

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To covert degrees F to degrees C...

Subtract 32 and divide by 1.8.

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1 grain

60 mg

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2.2 lbs

1 kg

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1 oz (ounce)

30 mL

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1 cup

8 oz (240 mL)

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1 dram (dr)

4 mL (? or 5 according to text; p. 573)

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15 gtt (drop)

1 mL

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1 pint (pt)

480 mL (about 500 mL)

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1 quart (qt)

960 mL (about 1 L)

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1 gallon (gal)

3840 mL (about 4 L)

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454 g (gm)

1 lb

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1 lb

16 oz

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1 oz

28.3 g

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1 ml

1 g (liquid conversion)

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15 ml

1 tbsp

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5 ml

1 tsp (*1 dram)

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-amil & -pine

Ca Channel Blockers

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-caine

Local anesthetics

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-dine

Anti-ulcer agents (H2 Histamine blockers)

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-done

Opioid analgesics

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-ide

Oral hypoglycemics

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-lam & -pam

Anti-anxiety agents

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-oxacin

Broad spectrum antibiotics

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-micin

Antibiotics

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-mide

Diuretics

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-mycin

Antibiotics

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-nuim

Neuromuscular blockers

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-olol

Beta blockers

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-pril

ACE Inhibitors

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-sone

Steroids

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-statin

Anti-hyperlipidemics

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-vir

Anti-virals

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-zide

Diuretics