RX Abbreviations and Conversions

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CPP 3201- Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care Common terms and abbreviations TO BE MEMORIZED! Common Abbreviations Encountered on Prescriptions Part of the Prescription Abbreviation Translation Drug (What) Cap capsule Tab tablet Supp suppository Quantity GTT(s) drop(s) QS quantity sufficient G or g Gram(s) mg Milligram(s) Frequency (When) QD Once daily BID Twice daily TID Three times daily QID Four times daily QOD Every other day PRN As needed Q_h Every _ hours HS Bedtime AC Before meals PC After meals AM morning PM evening STAT Now/ immediately Route (Where) PO By mouth OU Each eye OS Left eye OD Right eye AU Each ear AS Left ear AD Right ear SL Sublingual IT Intrathecal SQ Subcutaneous IM Intramuscular IV intravenous PR Per rectum C with S
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Unformatted text preview: without Common (approximate) conversions used when processing prescriptions: * NOTE: These are approximations commonly used when filling prescriptions in the pharmacy. They are used for quick calculating of factors such as how long the prescription will last (days supply). These are NOT to be used for compounding! When compounding prescriptions, you will need to refer to the EXACT conversions. 1 tsp = 5 ml 1 tablespoon = 3 tsp = 15 ml 1 fluid ounce = 30 ml 1 pint = 480 ml 2 pints = 1 quart 4 quarts = 1 gallon 1 ounce = 30 G 1 ml = about 20 drops 1 kilogram = 2.2 lbs. 1 inch = 2.54 cm...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CPP 3201 taught by Professor Faculty during the Spring '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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