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a dr orders 10 drops of a medication, how many drops are in 1 cc? Is a drop and a mm the same?

- ginnymarie_1999

CONTAINER 15MLS

IRECTIONS. 2GTTS. EACH EYE 3X, PER DAY.

HOW LONG SHOULD CONTAINER LAST? :wink:

IRECTIONS. 2GTTS. EACH EYE 3X, PER DAY.

HOW LONG SHOULD CONTAINER LAST? :wink:

- RICHARD

ginnymarie_1999 wrote:a dr orders 10 drops of a medication, how many drops are in 1 cc? Is a drop and a mm the same?

- Guest

ginnymarie_1999 asked:

A doctor orders 10 drops of a medication, how many drops are in 1 cc? . Is a drop and a mm the same?

For most pharmaceutical applications, 1 cc (cubic centimeter) is expected to yield 20 drops.

Shill is quite correct in saying :

1 cc = 1 cmÂ³ (cubic centimeter) = 1 ml (1 mili liter or one one-thousandth of a liter.) . This is by definition.

There are approximately 20 drops in 1 cc (cmÂ³ or ml).

Inversely, there are 0.04 cc in 1 drop (1Ã·20). .

This is an average figure, determined by experiment, using water-based solutions.

This not an exact conversion because there is no precise definition of a drop; Drops will vary slightly depending upon the viscosity and density of the fluid. The size of the dropper makes little difference, since the drop size depends primarily upon weight or gravity (which is constant, for all practical purposes).

Fluids of higher viscosity require more force to separate a droplet, but in aqueous (water-based) solutions, the weight or density of the fluid generally increases along with the viscosity. (In other words, thicker solutions are also heavier, so it all "equals out.")

Your follow-up question is a bit confusing (" Is a drop and a mm the same? ") since mm (milimeter) is a measurement of distance, not volume.

â€¢ If you meant ml your question is answered, since one ml equals one cc, or ≈ 20 drops.

â€¢ If you meant one mmÂ³ (cubic milimeter), there are 1000 mmÂ³ in one cc, therefore there are 50 mmÂ³ in one drop (1000 Ã·20).

â€¢ If you meant one minim ... One minim (abbreviated min.) is defined as 1/60th of a Dram, and is about 1/16th of a cc, or about 1.55 drops.

RICHARD then asked:

For a container of 15ml, with a Rx as follows: 2 Gtts. (drops) EACH EYE, 3x PER DAY... HOW LONG SHOULD the CONTAINER LAST?

Assuming Richard has 2 eyes, the consumption rate would be 12 drops per day (2 x 2 x 3). His supply is about 300 drops (15 x 20) and should last 25 days (300Ã·12)

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A doctor orders 10 drops of a medication, how many drops are in 1 cc? . Is a drop and a mm the same?

For most pharmaceutical applications, 1 cc (cubic centimeter) is expected to yield 20 drops.

Shill is quite correct in saying :

1 cc = 1 cmÂ³ (cubic centimeter) = 1 ml (1 mili liter or one one-thousandth of a liter.) . This is by definition.

There are approximately 20 drops in 1 cc (cmÂ³ or ml).

Inversely, there are 0.04 cc in 1 drop (1Ã·20). .

This is an average figure, determined by experiment, using water-based solutions.

This not an exact conversion because there is no precise definition of a drop; Drops will vary slightly depending upon the viscosity and density of the fluid. The size of the dropper makes little difference, since the drop size depends primarily upon weight or gravity (which is constant, for all practical purposes).

Fluids of higher viscosity require more force to separate a droplet, but in aqueous (water-based) solutions, the weight or density of the fluid generally increases along with the viscosity. (In other words, thicker solutions are also heavier, so it all "equals out.")

Your follow-up question is a bit confusing (" Is a drop and a mm the same? ") since mm (milimeter) is a measurement of distance, not volume.

â€¢ If you meant ml your question is answered, since one ml equals one cc, or ≈ 20 drops.

â€¢ If you meant one mmÂ³ (cubic milimeter), there are 1000 mmÂ³ in one cc, therefore there are 50 mmÂ³ in one drop (1000 Ã·20).

â€¢ If you meant one minim ... One minim (abbreviated min.) is defined as 1/60th of a Dram, and is about 1/16th of a cc, or about 1.55 drops.

RICHARD then asked:

For a container of 15ml, with a Rx as follows: 2 Gtts. (drops) EACH EYE, 3x PER DAY... HOW LONG SHOULD the CONTAINER LAST?

Assuming Richard has 2 eyes, the consumption rate would be 12 drops per day (2 x 2 x 3). His supply is about 300 drops (15 x 20) and should last 25 days (300Ã·12)

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- Chaad

The size of a drop depends not only on the type of material, but also upon the force of gravity. It probably is also affected by the type of the material that it is being dropped from (i.e. how much adhesion between the substance and the dropper).

- mudbug

People often say twenty, but it tends to come out somewhere between 20-30 if you're talking about stuff that's not very viscous. I've noted this in tincture, which is a mixture of etOH and water, and is often drop-dosed.

-K

-K

- Kirinin

RICHARD wrote:CONTAINER 15MLS

IRECTIONS. 2GTTS. EACH EYE 3X, PER DAY.

HOW LONG SHOULD CONTAINER LAST? :wink:

ANS. 62 days.

- aldani_0920

----no wait, should be 25 daysaldani_0920 wrote:RICHARD wrote:CONTAINER 15MLS

IRECTIONS. 2GTTS. EACH EYE 3X, PER DAY.

HOW LONG SHOULD CONTAINER LAST? :wink:

ANS. 62 days.

- aldani_0920

15 ml of eye drops, using 6 drops per day.

15 ml x 1day/6 drops x 20drops/ml = 50 days, with one drop per eye, not 2.

The question here is, why 2 drops instead of 1 drop? Likely you are using it for both eyes, one drop per eye. If this is two drops for one eye, the fluid volume of the external eye is only about 15 to 25 microliters. A single drop is 50 microliters. One drop per eye is like saying, "put 2 cups of water in your 1 cup container"! The rest of the medicine will simply run down your cheek. Two drops per eye is even worse! Ask your doctor!

15 ml x 1day/6 drops x 20drops/ml = 50 days, with one drop per eye, not 2.

The question here is, why 2 drops instead of 1 drop? Likely you are using it for both eyes, one drop per eye. If this is two drops for one eye, the fluid volume of the external eye is only about 15 to 25 microliters. A single drop is 50 microliters. One drop per eye is like saying, "put 2 cups of water in your 1 cup container"! The rest of the medicine will simply run down your cheek. Two drops per eye is even worse! Ask your doctor!

- drquack

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