The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory
Prescriptions and Medication Orders

Drug Name Abbreviations

5-FU 5-fluorouracil
6-MP 6-mercaptopurine
6-TG 6-thioguanine
Al(OH)3 aluminum hydroxide
APAP acetaminophen
Ara-C cytarabine
ASA aspirin (acetylsalicyclic acid)
AZT zidovudine
   
B&O belladonna and opium
   
C ascorbic acid
Ca calcium
Cl- chloride
CO castor oil
   
D5W dextrose 5% in water
DA dopamine
DDAVP desmopressin acetate
DES diethylstilbestrol
DIG digoxin
   
ETOH alcohol
   
F fluorine
Fe iron
FeGluc ferrous gluconate
FeSO4 ferrous sulfate
   
H2O2 hydrogen peroxide
HCL hydrochloric Acid
HCO3 bicarbonate
HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide
   
I iodine
INH isoniazid
ISDN isosorbide dinitrate
   
   
K potassium
KCl potassium chloride
   
LD levodopa
LR Lactated Ringer's solution
   
Mg magnesium
MgO magnesium oxide
MgSO4 magnesium sulfate
MOM milk of magnesia
MS morphine sulfate
MTX methotrexate
MV multiple vitamin
   
Na sodium
NaCl sodium chloride
NaHCO3  
NO nitrous oxide
NPH Neutral protamine Hagedorn (insulin)
NS normal saline solution (0.9% sodium chloride)
NS one-half normal saline solution (0.45% sodium chloride)
NTG nitroglycerin
   
OC oral contraceptive
   
PABA p-amino benzoic acid
PAS p-aminosalicylic acid
PCN penicillin
PCP phencyclidine
PDN prednisone
PTH parathyroid hormone
PZI protamine zinc
   
RS Ringer's solution
   
SS Saline solution
SSKI Saturated solution of potassium iodide
   
T3 triiodothyroxine, liothyronine
T4 Levothyroxine
TCA Trichloroacetic acid
TCN tetracycline
TMP trimethoprim
TMP/SMX  
TPN total perenteral nutrition
   
U Ultralente insulin
   
WFI Water for injection