Medication abbreviation "MR"?

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Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 5 years experience.

My patient has a prescription for temazepam 15mg. The prescription says "PO HS PRN MR x 1 for sleep". What the heck is MR? I understand the rest...by mouth at bedtime as needed times 1, but the MR has got me confused. All of the abbreviation websites I have gone to suggest things that are obviously wrong: mental retardation, medical record, etc. Does anyone know what this means? It's driving me crazy!:bugeyes:

INLPN93

Specializes in LTC. Has 18 years experience.

may repeat x 1.

sandyfeet

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 5 years experience.

Phew! A million kudos to you...I knew it had to be something obvious, which just made the search more annoying! Thank you!

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

In my experience, MR usually stands for "May Repeat" or "Mental Retardation". In your case, it's "May Repeat" :)