What term use for doses of a druges in a prescription?
Question posted by pathik on 3 Aug 2011
Last updated on 3 August 2011
Hi pathik. Help me out here. Are you asking about a doctor writing out a perscription, and ... the symbol for the amount of, quantity of that particular drug? if its to be given twice a day, it might be x2. You should have a print out from your pharmacy, as well as directions on your vial/medicine bottle.
Do you mean when reading a Drs written prescription what symbol means the dose? When a Dr writes for tabs it will look like an i with a line under the dot-one i for one and 2 i symbols for 2. It will say, the name of the drug and Sig: i-ii tabs po q 4-6h PRN for pain which means, Directions:1-2 tabs by mouth every 4-6 hours as needed for pain, for example. I hope I answered what you were asking.
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