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Arsenic Trioxide

Arsenic Trioxide Information

Arsenic Trioxide Benefits & Uses

Arsenic Trioxide is used to treat the following -

  1. Blood Cancer Primary

Arsenic Trioxide Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Arsenic Trioxide

Arsenic Trioxide

Arsenic Trioxide Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Arsenic Trioxide is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Increased Heart Rate
  3. Rash
  4. Paresthesia
  5. Shortness of Breath Severe
  6. Dizziness Mild
  7. Injection site pain
  8. Increased Liver Enzymes
  9. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  10. Fever Severe
  11. Diarrhoea
  12. Fatigue Severe
  13. Itching or burning
  14. Chills
  15. Anxiety Mild
  16. Tremor

Arsenic Trioxide Related Warnings

Is the use of Arsenic Trioxide safe for pregnant women?

Arsenic Trioxide has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Arsenic Trioxide without medical advice.


Is the use of Arsenic Trioxide safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Arsenic Trioxide. It should only be taken after medical advice.


What is the effect of Arsenic Trioxide on the Kidneys?

There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Arsenic Trioxide. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.


What is the effect of Arsenic Trioxide on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Arsenic Trioxide. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.


What is the effect of Arsenic Trioxide on the Heart?

Arsenic Trioxide may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


Severe Interaction of Arsenic Trioxide with Other Drugs

Arsenic Trioxide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Arsenic Trioxide Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Arsenic Trioxide unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  6. Thyroid
  7. Arrhythmia

Frequently asked Questions about Arsenic Trioxide

Is this Arsenic Trioxide habit forming or addictive?

Arsenic Trioxide is not addictive in nature.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Arsenic Trioxide as you may feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Yes, Arsenic Trioxide is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Arsenic Trioxide cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Arsenic Trioxide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Arsenic Trioxide

It is safe to take Arsenic Trioxide with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Arsenic Trioxide

Taking Arsenic Trioxide with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; TRISENOX™ (arsenic trioxide)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 869