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qod

every other day

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qty

quantity to dispense

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LA

long acting

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PPI

proton pump inhibitor

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cr

cream

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od

right eye

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ad lib

as often as needed, freely

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D5W

dextrose 5% in water

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gr

grain

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IU

international unit

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am

morning

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tid

three times daily

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ped

pediatric strength

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NTG

nitroglycerin

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mL

milliliter

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EES

erythromycin ethylsuccinate

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mg

milligram

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ss

sliding scale or 1/2

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aq dist

distilled water

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NS

normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride)

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NaCl

sodium chloride

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DR

delayed release

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as

left ear

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EPI

epinephrine

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QD

every day (daily)

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NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

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prn

as needed

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tinc

tincture

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g (sometimes gm)

gram

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NR

no refills

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sig

write (prescriber’s instruction)

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TR

timed release

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cap(s)

capsule(s)

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NKA

no known allergies

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KCl

potassium chloride

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cmpd

compound

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u

unit

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MOM

milk of magnesia

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tab(s)

tablet(s)

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ATC

around the clock

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el or elix

elixir

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disp

dispense

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L

liter

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ou

both eyes/each eye

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MgSO4

magnesium sulfate

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ac

before food or meal

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amp(s)

ampule(s)

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dil

dilute

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noc

night

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ad

right ear

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SMZ/TMP

sulfamethoxazole with trimethoprim

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gtt

drop

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Rx

prescription

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DAW

dispense as written

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po

by mouth (orally)

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supp

suppository

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iii

three

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susp

suspension

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Fe or Fe+++

iron

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MDV

multi-dose vial

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SR

sustained release

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wk

weekly

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FA

folic acid

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K or K+

potassium

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Q

each or every

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qh

every hour, hourly

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SA

sustained action

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os

left eye

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aq or aqua

water

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PB

phenobarbital

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Aff

affected

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ASAP

as soon as possible

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PM

in the afternoon or evening

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au

both ears/each ear

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HCTZ

hydrochlorothiazide

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q4h

every 4 hours

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en

each nostril

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lot

lotion

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qs

quantity sufficient

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x

ten, times or for

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top

topically

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with

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ud

as directed

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IV

intravenous(ly)

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pc

after food or meal

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loc

locally (apply locally to affected area)

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āā

of each

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qs

as much as suffices; quantity sufficient

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PCN

penicillin

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h

hour, at the hour of

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Na or Na+

sodium

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IM

intramuscular(ly)

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MDI

metered-dose inhaler

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IBU

ibuprofen

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pchs

after meals and at bedtime

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HBP

high blood pressure

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aa

affected area

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fl

fluid

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mcg

microgram

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BC

birth control

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