·Lawful order for a specific medication, to be filled at a licensed pharmacy.
Dispense as written
Drug Enforcement Agency
as soon as possible
twice a day
cubic centimeter (same as ml or millimeter)
opthalmic (for the eye)
for the ear
not to exceed
every day or daily
every 4 hours
four times a day
every other day
quantity sufficient or to make
add quantity to make specific volume
under the tongue
at once or now
three times a day
National Drug Code # that appears on every prescription bottle along with "Rx Only" label. Has three sets of numbers. 1st set indicates manufacturer, 2nd set indicates the drug product, 3rd set indicates package size.
Class I recall
a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
Class II recall
A situation in which use of or exposure may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences; or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.
Class III recall
A situation in which use of or exposure is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.
United States Pharmacopeia
Information for the health professional
advice for the patient
approved drug products and legal requirements
information for compounding purposes
Facts and comparisions
Physician's Desk Reference, information about drugs, mainly inserts from drug manufacturers
American Drug Index
brief information about all trade and generic drugs available.
Handbook of Over-the-Counter Drugs
information on all OTC drugs on the market.
Handbook of Injectable Drugs
information about IV solutions and drug-drug compatibilities
information concerning the average wholesale pricing of prescriptions
The Orange Book
listing of generic drug equivalencies compared to other generic drugs or trade name drugs
drug expiration date
time frame for which a drug is "good" according to the manufacturer
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