AC – Full form in Medical terms- The AC stands for Ante Cibum. The term ‘Ante Cibum’ is used for before a meal. Similarly, OD stands for prescribed medicine should be taken “once daily”. If BD is written on the prescription, medicine should be taken twice daily.
Prescribing practitioners or doctors often make use of medical abbreviations – many derived from Latin phrases – when writing out medication orders (or prescriptions). we will think of these abbreviations as a sort of medical shorthand.
Mostly used by Doctors
AC Full form – They normally do that so as to supply the individual who is liable for administering or dispensing the prescribed medication (in most cases a pharmacist or nursing staff) with the maximum amount of information as possible during a limited space.
Once we attend a doctor for our treatment, he prescribes numerous medicines within the sort of tablet, capsule, syrup or any ointment. He also advised us to require the drugs in the morning, evening or in the dark.
It’s used for prescribing drugs to patients
Sometimes the doctor advises us to require the drugs once or twice each day. Once we take medicine before a meal, we can also say it AC and like this, if we take it once daily we may say it OD. So these are the writing patterns of a doctor on a prescription.