The College of Optometrists

Pharmacy and drug terms

A.d.

As directed

otc

Over the counter (bought medication)

b.d/b.i.d.

Twice a day

P

Pharmacy (drug)

GSL

General sales list

POM

Prescription only medicine

Gutt/g

Guttae (drops)

p.r.n.

When required

Meds

Medications

q.d.s./q.i.d.

Four times a day

Nocte

At night

Rx

Prescription

Occ

Ointment

t.d.s./t.i.d.

Three times a day

o.d

Once a day

   

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