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Chemotherapy drugs

There are a number of chemotherapy drugs used to treat myeloma. Your doctor will choose the best option for you.

You often have chemotherapy with a steroid, such as dexamethsone or prednisolone, and a biological therapy drug such as thalidomide or bortezomib (Velcade).

Cyclophosphamide, thalidomide and dexamethasone (CTD)

Find out about the drug combination CTD, how you have it and other important information about taking CTD for myeloma. 

Melphalan, prednisolone and thalidomide (MPT)

Find out about the drug combination MPT, how you have it and other important information about taking it for myeloma. 

Bortezomib, doxorubicin and dexamethasone (PAD)

Find out what PAD is, how you have it and other important information about taking PAD for myeloma.

Cyclophosphamide

Find out what cyclophosphamide is, how you have it and other important information. 

Melphalan (Alkeran)

Find out what melphalan is, how you have it and other important information about taking this chemotherapy drug. 

Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Find out what doxorubicin is, how you have it and other important information about having doxorubicin for myeloma.

Cisplatin

Find out what cisplatin is, how you have it and other important information about taking cisplatin for myeloma.

Idarubicin (Zavedos)

Find out what idarubicin is, how you have it and other important information about taking idarubicin.

Etoposide (Eposin, Etopophos, Vepesid)

Find out what etoposide is and how you have it for myeloma.

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