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Re: Experiences w Trileptal script abbreviations yxibow

Posted by ed_uk on March 11, 2006, at 14:55:08

In reply to Re: Experiences w Trileptal script abbreviations ed_uk, posted by yxibow on March 11, 2006, at 14:25:50

Hi Yxi

>od = mistaken for right eye "oculus dexter"
hs = mistaken for bedtime instead of "half strength"

OD always means once daily in England. Doctors sometimes write re or just R to refer to the right eye.

Latanoprost eye drops 0.005%
1dr.re.od
1xOP

I've never seen HS on a prescription, it's not used here. ON is used a lot - it means 'every night' eg.

Amitriptyline 25mg tablets
1on
(56)

Nocte is used less commonly - it means 'at night' eg.

Zolpidem 10mg tablets
1 nocte prn
(28)

Another favourite is mdu - which means take/use 'as directed'. Some docs write ASD instead, I know of one doc who writes 'et dict'. How silly ;-)

PVC ring pessary 77mm
mdu
1xOP

Proctosedyl suppositories
asd
(12)

For controlled drugs, the total quantity has to be written in words AND figures eg.

Dexedrine 5mg tablets
1tds
(42) FORTY-TWO TABLETS

Regards

Ed


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