Arsenic Trioxide
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Arsenic Trioxide?

(AR se nik tri OKS id)

• This medicine is used to treat specific types of leukemias and bone marrow disorders.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Cough.

• Headache.

• Swelling.

• Belly pain.

• Diarrhea.

• Constipation.

• High blood sugar.

• Feeling tired or...

 
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