# Questioninjection dosage converter

#### rleif1sun

##### Networker
where can I find clear instructions on conversion of CC to mg and ML to MG?

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#### thomas7331

##### True Blue
The conversion between these is going to vary depending on the drug, so there isn't a fixed way of doing it. I can try to give you a quick overview of the formula though.

1) cc and ml are units of volume. Both mean the same thing and are interchangeable. So: 1 ml = 1 cc. These are used for drugs in liquid form and only tell you the amount of fluid given, not the amount of the drug.
2) mg is a unit of weight. This is an actual amount of the drug in a dose.
3) If the drug is given in liquid form, it will be dissolved in a solution and you will need to know the strength of the solution in order to do the conversion. This information will be indicated on the drug package, and will be represented as a weight per unit of volume, for example: 10 mg/ml (or 10 mg/cc).
4) In order to convert the volume to the dose, multiply the volume given times the strength. So if 5 ml was given and the strength is 10 mg/ml, then your conversion is: 5 ml X 10 mg/ml = 50 mg.

Hope this helps some?

• rachaelwilleford and rleif1sun

#### rleif1sun

##### Networker
The conversion between these is going to vary depending on the drug, so there isn't a fixed way of doing it. I can try to give you a quick overview of the formula though.

1) cc and ml are units of volume. Both mean the same thing and are interchangeable. So: 1 ml = 1 cc. These are used for drugs in liquid form and only tell you the amount of fluid given, not the amount of the drug.
2) mg is a unit of weight. This is an actual amount of the drug in a dose.
3) If the drug is given in liquid form, it will be dissolved in a solution and you will need to know the strength of the solution in order to do the conversion. This information will be indicated on the drug package, and will be represented as a weight per unit of volume, for example: 10 mg/ml (or 10 mg/cc).
4) In order to convert the volume to the dose, multiply the volume given times the strength. So if 5 ml was given and the strength is 10 mg/ml, then your conversion is: 5 ml X 10 mg/ml = 50 mg.

Hope this helps some?
yes thanks a lot

#### rachaelwilleford

##### Guru
Local Chapter Officer
The conversion between these is going to vary depending on the drug, so there isn't a fixed way of doing it. I can try to give you a quick overview of the formula though.

1) cc and ml are units of volume. Both mean the same thing and are interchangeable. So: 1 ml = 1 cc. These are used for drugs in liquid form and only tell you the amount of fluid given, not the amount of the drug.
2) mg is a unit of weight. This is an actual amount of the drug in a dose.
3) If the drug is given in liquid form, it will be dissolved in a solution and you will need to know the strength of the solution in order to do the conversion. This information will be indicated on the drug package, and will be represented as a weight per unit of volume, for example: 10 mg/ml (or 10 mg/cc).
4) In order to convert the volume to the dose, multiply the volume given times the strength. So if 5 ml was given and the strength is 10 mg/ml, then your conversion is: 5 ml X 10 mg/ml = 50 mg.

Hope this helps some?
This is an excellent explanation.