What does PRN stand for in medical terms?

What does it mean when hospitals, doctors, or medical documents are referring to PRN?

PRN stands for:

Pro re nata

Pro re nata (PRN) means as needed. Your doctor may write this on your prescription.

Note that sometimes abbreviations and acronyms have several meanings. PRN may mean something different in your context.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything regarding your health and treatment, you should talk to your doctor.

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