What rx means in doctor’s prescription?

rx meaning in medical term

The Full form of RX is ‘Medical Prescription’. The symbol “Rx” is normally said to stand for the Latin word “recipe” meaning “to take.” It is STANDARD part of the superscription (heading) of a prescription. practitioners or doctors often make use of medical abbreviations while writing prescriptions. Many derived from Latin phrases – when writing out medication orders (or prescriptions).

rx means in medicine

Rx (sometimes written ) is a common abbreviation for medical prescriptions. This word comes from the Latin word for recipe, recipere.

prescription, often abbreviated  or Rx, is a health care program implemented by a physician or other qualified health care practitioner.This is in the form of instructions that govern the plan of care for an individual patient.The term often refers to a health care provider’s written authorization for a patient to purchase a prescription drug from a pharmacist.

We can think these abbreviations as a kind of medical shorthand. They normally do this in order to provide the individual who is responsible for administering or dispensing the prescribed medication (in most cases a pharmacist or nursing staff) with as much information as possible in a limited space.

When we go to a doctor for our treatment, they prescribe so many medicines in the form of tablet, capsule, syrup or any ointment. They also advise us to take the medicine in morning, evening or at night. Sometimes the doctor advises us to take the medicine once or twice a day. For example, when we take medicine two times in a day, we may also say it BD. If we take it once daily they may also say it OD and so on. So these are the writing patterns of a doctor on a prescription.