Arsenic Trioxide Injection

Cephalon | Arsenic Trioxide Injection (Medication)


Arsenic trioxide is in a class of medications called anti-neoplastics, used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia, when chemotherapy or other form of treatment was unhelpful. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. ...

Side Effect:

Arsenic Trioxide can cause hyperglycemia, involving the following:extreme thirst; frequent urination; extreme hunger; weakness; and blurred vision.

Other less serious side effects include:excessive tiredness; dizziness; headache; diarrhea; swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs; rash; or itching.

The following are more rare, but severe side effects, that immediately need medical care:unusual bruising or bleeding; vomit that is bloody or that looks like coffee grounds; stool that is black and tarry or contains bright red blood; decreased urination; hives and seizures. ...


Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Inform your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:kidney or liver disease.

Because this medicine can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...