Drug orders PO "o.d."? - page 2

I'm doing a care plan based on a case study, and one of the meds listed is Lasix 80 mg PO, o.d. What does "o.d." mean? I've read that it can mean right (or was that left?) eye, or overdose, but... Read More

  1. by   Candice31
    I was told Jacho is not at everybody hospital right now so some might use o.d. you just have to check what the hospitals policies are.
  2. by   txspadequeenRN
    FYI od means right eye...os is Left eye...

    Quote from Candice31
    od means left eye at my school but it wouldnt make since cause po means by mouth
  3. by   Candice31
    In my papers I got from my teacher it is left eye.
  4. by   mom and nurse
    Quote from Candice31
    In my papers I got from my teacher it is left eye.

    O.D. is an abbreviation for oculus dexter, Latin for "right eye."

    Just another reason why these abbreviations are being discarded. :spin:
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    Historically, related to oral meds OD = daily; QOD = every other day
    Related to opthalmic (eye) meds O.D = right; O.S. = left eye

    Hard to get out of that habit and write daily after 30 years; need to do so because TOO MANY ERRORS occurred, especially when practioners moved from one facility to another with different medication standards.
  6. by   NaomieRN
    Your best source is always the person who wrote the medication. Check with the physician if you not sure.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    FYI od means right eye...os is Left eye...
    Yep - and the reason I can remember that is we have friends named Don and Susan. Don is more conservative (right) and Susan is more liberal (left).

    steph
  8. by   NaomieRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    Yep - and the reason I can remember that is we have friends named Don and Susan. Don is more conservative (right) and Susan is more liberal (left).

    steph
    I was thinking about od means right eye, but the prescrition already had a route to administer, which is PO. The only missing part is the time to administer the drug.
  9. by   GeminiTwinRN
    definitely an abbreviation no longer usable. QOD means once every other day.

    QD meant each day.

    Btw, I always remembered the OD for eyedrops as D for dominant (as in eye or handedness). And OS for S for southpaw or left handedness.

    just a helpful suggestion for memory.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from leslasic
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    Btw, I always remembered the OD for eyedrops as D for dominant (as in eye or handedness). And OS for S for southpaw or left handedness.

    just a helpful suggestion for memory.
    Funny, I still use my memory trick . . .the husband and wife team of "D"on and "S"usan . . .Don is the right (conservative) and Susan is the left (liberal).

    Btw, did I mention that Don and Susan divorced?

    steph
  11. by   marder101
    o.d. = Once Daily

    Often mistaken with QOD "every other day", OD "right eye" = Leading to Oral Medication administered in the eye

    However meaning recently changed to = Used Daily

    If you look up Lasik, it is a pill, not a liquid. There should even be any mention of eye or anything suggesting near to it. And Lasik is used to treat fluid retention (edema).

    and for anybody that says that it is an abbreviation no longer used, please get an update. It is a WIDELY used abbreviation.
  12. by   nurseprnRN
    lasik is corneal surgery. lasix is furosemide, a diuretic, and it is available in an iv liquid form which is tasteless and can be given p.o., and often is given that way to infants and children.

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