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Old 08-05-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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Dosage difference.

I know this may sound like a stupid question but which dosage is greater: (Levoxyl) 125 MCG or 25 MCG?

 
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Re: Dosage difference.

125 mcgs is five times greater than 25 mcgs.

Levothyroxine drug dosages are sometimes expressed in mcgs (micrograms) and sometimes in mgs (milligrams), depending on the pharmacy's whim.
A dose of 125 mcgs (micrograms) can also be expressed as .125 mgs (milligrams).
Using the same conversion, 25 mcgs = .025 mgs
In order to avoid the confusion inherent in the use of "mcg" and "mg", micrograms are sometimes represented by the symbol µ .

Is it the milligram to microgram conversion that has you confused?

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Old 08-05-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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Re: Dosage difference.

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Is it the milligram to microgram conversion that has you confused?
Yes. I thought the opposite was true. Never was any good at math

Thanks for your help and for responding so quickly.

 
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