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Drugs and Medicines

What are the common medication measures?

Approximate equivalents of apothecary measures are given below.

Apothecary Volume
Volume Equivalent
1 minim 0.06 milliliters or 0.02 fluid drams or 0.002 fluid ounces
1.5 minims 0.1 milliliters
15 minims 1 milliliter
480 minims 1 fluid ounce
1 dram 3.7 milliliters or 60 minims
1 t (teaspoon) 60 drops
3 t (teaspoons) 0.5 ounce
1 T (tablespoon) 0.5 ounce
2 T (tablespoons) 1 ounce
1 C (cup) 8 ounces or 30 milliliters
Apothecary Weights
Weight Equivalent
1 grain 60 milligrams or 0.5 dram
60 grains 1 dram or 3.75 grams
8 drams 1 ounce or 30 grams


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