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Re: Experiences w Trileptal script abbreviations ed_uk

Posted by yxibow on March 10, 2006, at 2:21:34

In reply to Re: Experiences w Trileptal script abbreviations yxibow, posted by ed_uk on March 8, 2006, at 15:31:41

> Hi Yxi
>
> It's interesting that the latin abbreviations used on prescriptions are different in England.
>
> eg.
>
> American......English
>
> qd = od
> bid = bd
> tid = tds
> qid = qds
> hs = nocte
> qam = om
>
> Some doctors write all sorts of rubbish eg.
>
> 1gtteeqdsprn = use one drop in each eye four times a day when required
>
> Ed


Curious... the Anglican church ? :) I don't know.. actually some of those abbreviations you illustrated I think I recall mentioned on sites (on this side of the pond) that were considered "archaic" or deprecated.

The one thing that definately is different is medication naming, e.g. Paxil vs. Seroxat. Why they come up with different names isn't entirely clear, but it probably has to do with 1) what sounds good in a particular reason due to linguistic and cultural sociology and more importantly 2) what won't be confused at a pharmacy.

 

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