A two agent dosage regimen, termed MP, for the treatment of multiple myeloma is as follows:

Melphalan 0.25 mg/kg, PO, D1-4/week x 6 weeks

Prednisone 2 mg/kg, PO, D1-4/week x 6 weeks

(a.) Calculate the total mg each of Melphalan and Prednisone taken per week by a patient

who weighs 165 lb.

(b.) If Melphalan is available in 2 mg tablets, how many tablets are required to dose this

patient for the entire treatment cycle?

(c.) If the patient prefers prednisone oral solution to prednisone tablets, how many mL of

the solution (5 mg/mL) should be dispensed weekly?

# Calculation of doses

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(c.) If the patient prefers prednisone oral solution to prednisone tablets, how many mL of the solution (5 mg/mL) should be dispensed weekly?

## Professormd

(b.) If Melphalan is available in 2 mg tablets, how many tablets are required to dose this patient for the entire treatment cycle?

## Professormd