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#31
02-22-2011, 06:49 AM
 JohnS Double Ultimate Supreme Member Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 8,701 Rep Power: 17
Re: Insulin units to ml

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered I'm still a little confused. I inject 38 units of U-500 Regular Insulin. I now have ML syringes. How many ML would 38 Units be? Would it be 0.38, as stated above?
Do you really mean U-500 or is that a typo? U-100 is the most common. The number following the U is the number of units in a milliliter. For U-100, it would be 0.38 mL. If you really have U-500, 38 units woul be 0.076 mL
#32
03-07-2011, 05:33 AM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

yeah, just agreeing with one of the previous posts. maybe we should understand the question first before offering a solution! i was trying to figure out how to convert units to ml's as well. i can't believe how rediculous that thread was with everyone convinced you were moronic and horrible for trying to give your cat insulin injections("insulin is a diabetic medication!")that may potentially kill him!......lmao........wow, i believe you clarified it in your first post that you needed a formula for converting units to ml's in order to give your cat an injection of ***allergy*** medicine!
#33
09-14-2011, 09:59 AM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

Not all insulin syring barrels are the same size. The barrels will vary from 0.5ml to 50ml. Some of the barrels are marked in full units and some are marked for smaller measurements. The question is which barrel size is being used and what type of markings are on the barrel.
#34
10-18-2011, 09:12 AM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

ok so I went online to figure out how much a unit of blood was for nursing and found this stream. WOW. 1 unit of blood is 250 ml. you said you had a 1 cc syringe? 1 cc is 1 ml. so you need .1 ml? if the insulin syringe is marked to the top by 100 then give her 10. if the syringe is marked to ten then give her 1. And sorry I know this is long as it is but from the information you gave me that's what I'd do.
#35
02-22-2012, 01:19 PM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

I see many people here are not considering that a pure drug chemical often comes in varying strengths in a vial of solution. This is where lot of people get confused.
All kinds of medicine strength can come in just one ml or cc.

You need to worry about the STRENGTH or Dilutions per pound of body weight to achieve a sufficient dose to cure what is ailing.

To put this in simple language for the non math whiz.

Think of buying a gallon of milk.

Let's look at a gallon of milk and pretend that the fat in it is the pure chemical drug.

One gallon sold may only contain 1 percent of fat (lowfat milk)
Another gallon may be regular (high fat) milk.

Same gallon measurment but it's the concentration or "strength" of the fat is what you all need to be thinking about!

Without considering this dose per body weight and "strength of the solution" you can hurt or even kill something, be it animal or human!
#36
05-01-2012, 07:46 AM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

I need to know how many units is equal to 0.22 ml
#37
05-02-2012, 12:35 PM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

The insulin syringes that you are using hold 1ml (also known as 1cc), or 1.0ml which would be the entire syringe or 1.0 ml's. Now if your allergy medication says 0.1ml, that is the first line at the first 1(one) you come to on the syringe before the 2 mark. In other words, it is a very small amount. They probably should have just gave you TB syringes instead. The best thing to do is to take the medication up to the vets, draw the dose up before him/her if you are uncertain, and have them verify the dose. This way you are certain of the amount. I know that is a bit of work, but it pays to get the correct dose. You will not fill the syringe all the way up with a 0.1 dose, it will be very little.

Hope this helps some.
#38
05-21-2012, 10:52 PM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

to the last post w the formula. I am type one diabetic and the syringes i use is 1cc. I was given some b12 to inject by a credible source and the directions is to inject in muscle 1ml once a month...so 1ml = 1cc or 100 U??? Just double checking.
#39
07-23-2012, 09:58 AM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

THANK YOU! Yes, it was a simple question and all that was needed was a simple, straightforward answer!! No one was trying to O.D. themselves or their pets on insulin!

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered wow some people make hard answers out of easy problems for conversions only u-100 syringes hole 100units or 1ml of fluid. if 100units=1.0ml than 50units= 0.5ml or 25units=0.25ml and so on
#40
09-19-2012, 08:35 AM
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Re: Insulin units to ml

For all those saying 100 iu doesnt equal 1ml go ask your pharmacist because its true. Not to say you should convert when dosing yourself but doctors, pharmacists, and techs use this conversion to figure out how many vials a patient should be prescribed. Lets say i have a 10 ml vial, my patient needs 1 week worth of insulin and is to take 100 ui a day. (Plausibility is not a factor in a hypothetical question) How many vials will the patient need. So 100 ui = 1 ml ( for insulin only, not for vitamins) so this means 1 vial is good for 10 days. That is the only reason to convert to ml.

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