Abbreviation for ointment - page 2

I was just making notes of some abbreviations for dosage forms and saw "ung" listed as the abbreviation for ointment. What I was wondering is if this is actually what nurses, doctors, etc. use in... Read More

  1. by   caliotter3
    Quote from MunoRN
    What's wrong with "ointment"?
    Nothing is wrong with ointment. Unguent is just a holdover from way back when, as are many medical terms used today.
  2. by   nurseprnRN
    thanks. i used that stuff for years and never once heard it called that. must be a local thang.
  3. by   whereslilly
    Ive personally never seen any in hospital order for "TAO". I guess a physician can order anything in his office. Triple Antibiotic Ointment is OTC. In the hospital all I ever saw was those little one time use squirts of Bacitracin.
  4. by   xtxrn
    Quote from grntea
    what the heck is tao? lemme guess a bit here, it's a wound care thang, so, umm, touch and umm, ah, nope, that doesn't work. tacos and onions? i know honey can be good for yucky wounds (really), but seems like the taco shell might be irritating. terrible awful occlusive? keeps the smell down, i guess.

    is this some sort of local abbreviation?
    could be- saw it all the time in multiple central tx cities/towns, and in il