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Arsenic Trioxide
Arsenic trioxide is used to treat a cancer of the blood and bone marrow called acute promyelocytic (pro-MYE-loe-SIT-ik) leukemia, or APL. Arsenic trioxide is sometimes given in combination with another medicine called tretinoin. Arsenic trioxide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Arsenic Trioxide

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Arsenic trioxide can cause a condition called differentiation syndrome, which affects blood cells and can be fatal if not treated. This condition may occur within 1 days to 2 months after you start taking this medicine.

Seek medical help right away if you have symptoms of differentiation syndrome: fever, dizziness, cough, trouble breathing, swelling, rapid weight gain, or decreased urination.

Arsenic trioxide can cause a serious heart problem. Your risk may be higher if you also use certain other medicines. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using.

Get emergency medical help if you have fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Trisenox Vial 12 Mg/6 Ml
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Arsenic Trioxide Vial 10 Mg/10Ml12 Mg/6 Ml

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