What does "ct" stand for in the following product advertised by Wallmart:

"Buy:ANY ONE (1) Dulcolax® Tablets 25ct+, Dulcolax® Suppositories 4ct+, Dulcolax Pink"


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    "Count" -- the number of individual items in the package. – Hot Licks Jan 11 '15 at 13:46
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    Also "ct+" is here. So "25ct+" means this offer applies to a package of 25 or more tablets. – GEdgar Jan 11 '15 at 14:24

It stands for count, and in this context means the number of tablets, number of suppositories, etc.

This is a common abbreviation for labelling quantities of products for sale.

Count (ct), a frequently used abbreviation for a quantity of an object

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CT (See Time and units of measure section.)

Some additional examples of ct meaning the number of product units in a package/container:



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    Thanks a lot. I had looked up Wikipedia but there were so many definitions for ct that I somehow missed that one. – Peter Jan 11 '15 at 8:21

Not sure, but I think that in this context, ct stands for coated tablet.

From The Free Dictionary:

a solid disc of one or more pharmaceutic agents that is (1) coated with sugar or a flavoring to mask the taste or (2) enteric-coated, meaning that it is coated with a substance that resists dissolution in the stomach but allows release of the medication in the intestine.

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  • This can't be correct in context because the suppository product is labelled 4 ct. – Jim Reynolds Jan 11 '15 at 10:51
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    @JimReynolds Why should a suppository not come in coated form, at least technically/ theoretically? – Kris Jan 11 '15 at 13:44
  • Well, good question. My highest confidence is actually knowing that xct on a product label or container has a standard meaning in commerce and accounting. Also, a suppository would not be called a tablet. – Jim Reynolds Jan 11 '15 at 14:38

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