millagram to microgram

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millagram to microgram

Postby Judy W. » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:34 am

I just received a new prescription. My old one was 0.15MG. My new one is (was suppose to be) 125MCG. When the pills arrived, the bottle says 0.125MG. What I'd like to know is, what would the 0.15MG be in MCG? The dosage is suppose to be for less, but I'm confused and Dr.'s office is closed now. Is the decimal moved the only difference? Thanks for help.
Judy W.

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:38 am

1000 µg = 1 mg.
The abbreviation mcg for µg isn't really encouraged, but it is used when the font set doesn't have the Greek letter "mu" (µ).
Some people use ug.

It just moves the decimal point 3 places, so
150 µg = 0.15 mg, and
125 µg = 0.125 mg

So it is a smaller dosage, but not by a huge amount, a little smaller.

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