Enter the medication dosage, weight, and height of the patient into the calculator to determine the Mg/M2 Dose. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Mg/M2 Dose Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Mg/M2 Dose.

D = (M *SQRT (W * H / 3600))


  • D is the dose in mg/m2 M is the medication dosage in mg W is the weight of the patient in kg H is the height of the patient in cm

To calculate the Mg/M2 Dose, multiply the medication dosage by the weight of the patient, then multiply the result by the height of the patient. Divide the final result by 3600 to get the dose in mg/m2.

What is a Mg/M2 Dose?

A Mg/M2 dose refers to a method of calculating drug dosage based on a patient’s body surface area (BSA). The unit of measurement is milligrams per square meter (mg/m2). This method is often used in chemotherapy treatments for cancer, where the dosage needs to be carefully tailored to the patient’s body size to be both effective and to minimize side effects. The BSA is calculated using the patient’s height and weight, and then the drug dosage is determined based on this value.

How to Calculate Mg/M2 Dose?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Mg/M2 Dose using the given formula:

  1. First, determine the medication dosage (M) in mg.
  2. Next, determine the weight of the patient (W) in kg.
  3. Next, determine the height of the patient (H) in cm.
  4. Next, use the formula D = (M * W * H) / 3600 to calculate the dose in mg/m2.
  5. Finally, calculate the Mg/M2 Dose.
  6. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with a calculator.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge:

Medication dosage (M) = 50 mg

Weight of the patient (W) = 60 kg

Height of the patient (H) = 170 cm