Reading & Interpreting Prescriptions

Reading & Interpreting Prescriptions

The “sig” is written before the directions on a prescription. The word “Sig” comes from an abbreviation of the Latin word “Signetur,” which means “let it be labled”. Also referring to a string of Prescription Abbreviations found on a drug order.

When the sig is properly decoded, it becomes the directions for the preparation and use of the medication.

S.E.E.K. Pharmacy Program Students are taught how to read and interpret the sig of a prescription

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