Mina died on November 9, 2009 at 13 years and one month old. Her cancer came back almost immediately after her last chemotherapy treatment.

A lot of the other blogs about dogs with lymphoma include information about the drugs taken and doses. Figured I’d make one for Mina’s chemicals.

Mina takes the following every day:

  • Dasuquin MSM, bone/joint supplement, one tablet every day
  • Milkthistle, an herb that promotes liver health, 2 capsules per day
  • Source Naturals Mushroom Immune Defense, 1 tablet per day
  • Famotidine (Pepcid AC), 10 mg. x 2
  • Tums 750, 2 tablets per day, for calcium
  • Tramadol, 50 mg. x 2 for arthritis pain
  • One Daily Iron Free vitamin, half tab, daily
  • Metoclopramide 5 mg. 3 x daily for nausea because every drug in this protocol, but Cytoxan, makes her puke

Immodium 1-1.5 of 2 mg. tablet twice daily, are prescribed as needed for diarrhea.

Metronidazole, 2 tablets 2-3 times per day for diarrhea.

Chemo drugs in bold.

Week 1
April 21-30, 2009

Week 2
April 30-May 7, 2009

  • Vincristine 1mg/ml administered intravenously
  • Prednisone 10 mg. x 2
  • Mina suffered multiple episodes of vomiting on May 5 and was treated at Prince William Emergency Vet Clinic with the following:

  • Famotidine 10 mg/ml subcutaneous
  • Cerenia 30 mg subcutaneous

Week 3
May 7-12, 2009

  • Mirtazapine 3/4 of 15 mg. tablet daily for 14 days
  • Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) 50 mg. x 2 on 5.12.09, 50 mg. on 5.13.09
  • Prednisone 10 mg in morning, 5 mg. in evening

Week 4
May 12-19, 2009

  • Cefpodoxime (Simplicef) 150 mg. daily until gone
  • Prednisone 10 mg. in morning
  • Adriamycin (doxorubicin) 2mg/ml
  • Diphenhydramine 50 mg/ml
  • Famotidine 10 mg/ml
  • Mirtazipine

Week 5
May 19-26, 2009

  • Prednisone 10 mg. every other day
  • Cefpodoxime (Simplicef) 150 mg. Last dose 5.22.09
  • Mirtazipine Last dose 5.24.09

Week 6
May 26-June 2, 2009
REST WEEK

  • Prednisone 10 mg. every other day
  • Metoclopramide 2-3 x day for nausea related to doxorubicin

Week 7
June 2-9, 2009

  • Vincristine 1mg/ml
  • Metoclopramide 5 mg. 2-3 x day for nausea related to Vincristine

Week 8
June 9-16, 2009

  • Chlorambucil/Leukeran 15 tablets of 2 mg. each, all at once
  • Keflex, antibiotic, 500 mg. every eight hours for seven days

Week 9
June 16-23, 2009

  • Vincristine IV 0.4 mg
  • Keflex, antibiotic for UTI, 500 mg. every 8 hours, ending on June 19
  • Mirtazipine, 15 mg. daily for 15 days

Week 10
June 23-30, 2009

  • Adriamycin/doxorubicin 2mg/ml
  • Keflex, antibiotic for UTI, 500 mg. 3x daily for 10 days
  • Mirtazipine, 15 mg. daily for 15 days
  • Zofran, an anti-nausea drug given to human animals before chemotherapy treatments, 4 mg., four pills, last one taken 6.28.09

Week 11
June 30-July 7, 2009
REST WEEK

  • Keflex, antibiotic for UTI, 500 mg. 3x daily for 10 days – last dose given 7.2.09
  • Baytril, antibiotic for UTI that won’t go away, 68 mg. 2x daily for 14 days
  • Stop giving Mina the Metoclopramide on July 3 as she isn’t nauseated
  • Stop giving Mina the Mirtazipine on July 3 as she has a healthy appetite

Week 12
July 7-14, 2009

  • Vincristine IV reduced dose by 10 percent to avoid stomach problems
  • Baytril, antibiotic for UTI, 68 mg. 2x daily for 14 days
  • Metoclopramide, anti-emetic, 3x daily during chemo week

Week 13
July 14-21, 2009

  • Chlorambucil/Leukeran 15 tablets of 2 mg. each, all at once
  • Baytril, antibiotic for UTI, 68 mg. 2x daily for 14 days – last dose taken 7.17.09
  • Metoclopramide, anti-emetic, 5 mg. 3x daily during chemo week
  • Traumeel, homeopathic anti-inflammatory (until I can afford more Tramadol)
  • Zofran, anti-emetic, 1 dose on 7.18 and one dose on 7.19

Week 14
July 21-28, 2009

  • Vincristine IV Reduced dose
  • Metoclopramide, anti-emetic, 5 mg. 3x daily during chemo week
  • Traumeel, homeopathic anti-inflammatory

Week 15
July28-August 4, 2009

  • Adriamycin/doxorucin slightly reduced dose
  • Metoclopramide, 5 mg. 3x daily during chemo week
  • Mirtazipine for appetite stimulation – 3 doses

Week 16
August 4-11, 2009
REST WEEK
Week 17
August 11-18, 2009

  • Vincristine IV (0.37 mg)
  • Forti-Flora pro-biotic powder mixed in organic baby food

August 18-25, 2009
Week 18

  • Leukeran, 15 pills, 2 mg. each, taken all at once
  • Forti-Flora pro-biotic powder mixed in organic baby food

August 25-September 1, 2009
Week 19

  • Vincristine IV, 0.36 mg
  • Forti-Flora, pro-biotic powder mixed into regular food

September 1-8, 2009
Week 20

  • Adriamycin/doxorubicin 20 mg. IV
  • Per Dr. B.’s orders, no more Metoclopramide, which she didn’t take last week but once or twice.
  • Zofran, anti-emetic, if necessary
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One Response to “Drugs and Doses”

  1. huskylover Says:

    Love reading this page, always find out random interesting stuff.
    Emily Randall

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