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dunc asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

what does po qd mean on a medical prescription?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    by mouth once a day

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

    What Does Qd Mean

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    PO---orally

    QD---everyday

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  • 1 decade ago

    po stands for per oral, or by mouth

    qd stands for quod diem, or every day

    Do NOT confuse with qid meaning quart in diem, 4x a day...

    This is once daily

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  • VW
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It means to take the medicine by mouth (PO=per os) once a day, or every day (QD = quauqe die)

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  • 1 decade ago

    po per orem by mouth, qd every day

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  • 1 decade ago

    It means 'every day' Want a few more? qid means four times a day, bid means twice a day, tid means three times a day, qod means every other day. Ain't medical jargon fun? As a healthcare provider when I write scripts I've quit using the jargon. I write out 'four times a day.'..or whatever I mean. It stops confusion for everybody...especially for the patient....the one person I do NOT want confused.

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  • 1 decade ago

    po means by mouth

    q means every

    d means day

    Take your medicine every day by mouth

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  • 1 decade ago

    I believe it by mouth, 4 times a day. If you are taking med. you should call a pharmacist they are the experts.

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