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What do latin abbreviations on prescriptions mean?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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In brief: Route, frequency

P.O. - oral, I.V.
- intravenous, i.M. - intramuscular, p.R. - rectally, p.V. - vaginally, b.I.D. - twice daily, t.I.D. - 3x/day, q.D. - daily, q.I.D. - 4x/day, q.O.D. - every other day, t.I.W. - 3x/week, q.Wk. - weekly, q.Mo. - monthly, q.4wk. - every 4 weeks, sig. - directions, disp. - number dispensed, n.R. - no refills, inh - inhaled, o.D. - right eye, o.S. - left eye, o.U. - both eyes.

In brief: Route, frequency

P.O. - oral, I.V.
- intravenous, i.M. - intramuscular, p.R. - rectally, p.V. - vaginally, b.I.D. - twice daily, t.I.D. - 3x/day, q.D. - daily, q.I.D. - 4x/day, q.O.D. - every other day, t.I.W. - 3x/week, q.Wk. - weekly, q.Mo. - monthly, q.4wk. - every 4 weeks, sig. - directions, disp. - number dispensed, n.R. - no refills, inh - inhaled, o.D. - right eye, o.S. - left eye, o.U. - both eyes.
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