These are often used on prescription as shorthand for how the medicine shold be taken.
Understanding a prescription is important, Incorrect prescription leads to wrong dose/ directions for use to the patient.
Some of commonly used Abbreviation are :-
|bid||Two times daily|
|tid||Three times daily|
|qid||Four times daily|
|q4h||Every 4 hourly|
|DAW||Dispense as written|
|qs||Quantity sufficient to make|
|sig||Write (on the label)|
|Agit||Shake well before use|
|HS||At bed time|
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