commonly used pharmacy abbreviations

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AC

BEFORE MEAL

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AD

RIGHT EAR

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APAP

ACETAMINOPHEN

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AS

LEFT EAR

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ASA

ASPIRIN

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ATC

AROUND THE CLOCK

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AU

BOTH EARS

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BID

TWICE DAILY

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BIW

BIWEEKLY

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BSA

BODY SURFACE AREA

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CC

WITH MEAL

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D5W

DEXTROSE 5% IN WATER

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DAW

DISPENSE AS WRITTEN

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DC

DISCONTINUE

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EC

ENTERIC COATED

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ER

EXTENDED RELEASE

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G; GM

GRAM

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GTT

DROP

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HTN

HYPERTENSION

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IM

INTRAMUSULAR

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IR

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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IV

INTRAVENOUS

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IVP

INTRAVENOUS PUSH

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IVPB

INTRAVENOUS PIGGYBACK

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Kg

KILOGRAM

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lb

POUND

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mcg

MICORGRAM

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ml

milliliter

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MEQ

MILLI-EQUIVELANT

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N/V

NAUSEA AND VOMITING

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NS

NORMAL SALINE

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OD

RIGHT EYE

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ODT

ORALLY DISSOLVING TABLET

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OS

LEFT EYE

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STAT

IMMEDIATELY

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SubQ, SC

SUBCUTANEOUS

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Tab

Tablet

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Tbsp.

tablespoonful

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TID

THREE TIMES A DAY

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TOP

TOPICALLY

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Tsp

teaspoonful

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ud, AD

As directed

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XL

EXTENDED RELEASE