PTCE Rx and Abbrevs

  1. policy and procedures manual
    states proper procedures involved in accepting prescription orders
  2. DAW
    dispense as written
  3. Refills for schedule II
    none, regardless of whether physician requests
  4. Refills for controlled, schedule III-V
    up to 5 refills, valid for 6 mos from date of issue
  5. Refills for noncontrolled drug
    up to 11 refills, valid for 12mos from the date of issue
  6. First letter of DEA number
    A or B
  7. Second letter of DEA number
    First letter of physician's last name
  8. Last digit of DEA number
    Last digit of [(1st + 3rd + 5th) + 2(2nd + 4th + 6th)]
  9. ac
    before meals
  10. ad
    right ear
  11. am
  12. as
    left ear
  13. au
    both ears
  14. bid
    twice a day
  15. c
  16. cc
    cubic cm or ml
  17. d
  18. dc
  19. gtt
  20. h
  21. hs
    at bedtime
  22. i
  23. ii
  24. iii
  25. iv
  26. od
    right eye
  27. opth
    ophthalmic (for the eye)
  28. os
    left eye
  29. otic
    for the ear
  30. ou
    each eye
  31. nte
    not to exceed
  32. p
  33. pc
    after meals
  34. pm
  35. po
    by mouth
  36. pr
    in rectum
  37. prn
    as needed
  38. pv
    in vagina
  39. q
  40. qd
    every day (daily)
  41. q4h
    every 4 hours
  42. qid
    4 times a day
  43. qod
    every other day
  44. qs
    quantity sufficient or to make
  45. qsad
    add quantity to make specific volume
  46. s
  47. ss
  48. sig
  49. sl
    under the tongue
  50. stat
    at once (now)
  51. supp
  52. tid
    three times a day
  53. ud
    as directed
  54. NDC Number
    • National Drug Code;
    • identifies the product in the container
  55. 1st set of digits in NDC Number
    indicates the manufacturer
  56. 2nd set in NDC Number
    indicates the drug product
  57. 3rd set of digits in NDC Number
    indicates package size
  58. Auxiliary labels
    color-coded labels that provide additional general info about the proper use of a drug
  59. Class I recall
    There is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure will cause serious adverse health consequences or death
  60. Class II recall
    • Use of or exposure may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences;
    • or the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote
  61. Class III recall
    Use of or exposure is not likely to cause adverse health consequences
  62. United States Pharmacopeia
    provides drug standards, required in the pharmacy setting
  63. USP-Drug Information: Volume I
    provides information for the health professional
  64. USP-Drug Information: Volume II
    provides advice for the patient
  65. USP-Drug Information Volume III
    provides approved drug products and legal requirements
  66. Remington's Pharmaceutical
    provides info for compounding purposes
  67. Facts and Comparisons
    provides drug information; most updated reference source & most used drug info reference
  68. Physician's Desk Reference (PDR)
    provides info about drugs, mainly inserts from drug manufacturers
  69. American Drug Index
    provides brief info about all trade and generic drugs available
  70. Handbook of Over-the-Counter Drugs
    provides info on all OTC drugs
  71. Handbook of Injectable Drugs
    provides info about IV solutions and drug-drug compatibilities
  72. Redbook
    • provides info concerning the average wholesale pricing of prescriptions;
    • for insurance or third-party pricing
  73. The Orange Book
    provides a listing of generic drug equivalencies compared to other generic drugs or trade name drugs
  74. drug expiration date
    last day of the month and year indicated
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PTCE Rx and Abbrevs