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Dear HoG: Measuring Amicar® Syrup

Published June 2, 2008


Horizons in Hemophilia, Spring 2008


Dear HoG:

The doctor at clinic wrote my prescription for Amicar® to say, "Take 5 ccs every 6 hours as needed for mouth bleeding." My measuring cup is marked in mls. HELP!! What is the difference?

--Confused Mom

Dear Confused Mom:

That is a question that comes up frequently! The abbreviation "cc" stands for cubic centimeter and "ml" stands for milliliter. In measuring liquids, the volume is exactly the same: 1 cc = 1 ml. The amount to measure is used both ways by doctors. Thanks for helping us clear up this confusing issue.