# How many micrograms (mcg) in a milligram (mg)?

**Question asked by K. Blair:**

Can you please help me out with answers to the following:

1) How many mcg in a mg?

2) How can I convert mcg to mg?

Thank you.

**Follow-up responses...**

## Converting micrograms (mcg) and milligrams (mg)

*posted by Alastair:*

The conversions are as follows:

- 1 microgram (mcg or µg) = 0.001 milligrams (mg)
- 1 microgram (mcg) = 1000 nanograms (ng)
- 1 milligram (mg) = 1000 micrograms (mcg)
- 1 gram (g) = 1000 milligrams (mg)

**Converting mcg to mg**

To convert mcg to mg you simply divide your value by 1000 (or multiply by 0.001).

**Converting mg to mcg**

To convert mg to mcg you should multiply your value by 1000.

If you would like some help with your conversion, we have a

mcg and mg converter here.

Best Wishes

Alastair