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Liquids are measured in teaspoonfuls, tablespoonfuls, ml's, cc's , ounces, quarts and gallons.
1 cc is equivalent to 1 ml
1 teaspoonful is equivalent to 5 ml or cc
3 teaspoonfuls are equivalent to 1 tablespoonful
1 tablespoonful is equivalent to 15 ml or cc
1 ounce is equivalent to 30 ml or cc
16 ounces are equivalent to 1 pint
2 pints are 1 quart and 4 quarts are 1 gallon
Solids are typically measured in grams, milligrams, micrograms and pounds.
1 milligram (mg) is equivalent to 1000 micrograms
1 gram is equivalent to 1000 milligrams (mg)
454 grams are equivalent to 1 pound (lb)
1 ounce typically equals 30 grams
Therefore if you have a prescription calling for 2 ounces of an ointment you will receive a 60 gram tube.
To figure out how long your bottle of pills should last, use this easy formula:
# of pills in the container divided by how many you take per day = the number of days the bottle will last. An example would be: a bottle of tylenol containing 100 pills-if you take 4 pills per day the bottle will last 100/4 = 25 days.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|