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How much is 400,ug?

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2008/10/20 12:55:20 (permalink)

How much is 400,ug?

My missis is taking folic acid pills and needs 4mg x a day but I don't recognise the pill quantity!!!

It says each pill is 400,ug.....what the hell does that mean?

Is it 0.4 of a g?
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    Hally
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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/20 13:02:10 (permalink)
    microgram.

    400micrograms = 0.4milligrams.

    so, 10 tabs a day

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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/20 13:04:04 (permalink)
    thats 0.4mg
    1000 ug (micrograms) = 1mg (miligrams)
    1000mg = 1g

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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/20 13:08:01 (permalink)
    1,000 micro grams (ug) = 1 milligram (mg)


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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/20 15:19:43 (permalink)
    cheers guys so she'll need 10  x a day to get her 4g's in?
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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/20 15:27:17 (permalink)
    danchubbz

    cheers guys so she'll need 10  x a day to get her 4g's in?


    Yeah that's right.

    Is she pregnant? You can get 5mg tablets on prescription (unless she's been told to have a 4um at a time)

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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/20 15:36:37 (permalink)
    cheers m12 shakes.
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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/20 17:04:27 (permalink)
    micro (greek mu or long tailed u symbol) means one millionth of something.

    As opposed to the confusing prefix milli (m) which means one thousandth of something.  Not to be confused with big M meaning Mega (one million of something).

    Hence 1 millionth of something is the same as saying 1000 thousandth of something.
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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/20 18:49:40 (permalink)
    milli ( m ) is x10^-3, e.g. 1x10^-3 = 0.001
    micro ( µ ) is x10^-6, e.g. 1x10^-6 = 0.000001
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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/21 11:30:19 (permalink)
    Now I'm confused!!!!!!

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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/21 11:43:15 (permalink)
    danchubbz

    Now I'm confused!!!!!!


    Just tell her to take ten of them a day (10x 400ug = 4mg), dont worry about the math!



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    Re:How much is 400,ug? 2008/10/21 12:34:15 (permalink)
    She can get the right strength on prescription from the doctor!


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