What is Arsenox?

Arsenox Injection is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia and other conditions.

Arsenox Injection contains Arsenic Trioxide as an active ingredient.

Arsenox Injection works by causing cell death thus preventing the spread of cancer.

Detailed information related to Arsenox Injection’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Arsenox Injection Uses

Arsenox Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Arsenox Injection Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Arsenox Injection improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

Causing cell death thus preventing the spread of cancer.

Arsenox Injection – Composition and Active Ingredients

Arsenox Injection is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Arsenic Trioxide (10 MG)

Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Arsenox Injection – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Arsenox Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.

  1. Fatigue
  2. Increased Blood Sodium Content
  3. Nausea
  4. Arthralgia
  5. Low Blood Magnesium
  6. Potassium

If you notice other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side effects to your local food and drug administration authority.

Arsenox Injection – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Ensure that ECG recordings are conducted
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Use effective contraception

Arsenox Injection – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Arsenox Injection may change. This may increase your risk for side effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Arsenox Injection may interact with the following drugs and products:

Isosorbide Dinitrate

Arsenox Injection Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Arsenox Injection is a contraindication. In addition, Arsenox Injection should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Complete Heart block
  • High amount of potassium in the blood
  • Kidney disease
  • Low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • Low amount of potassium in the blood
  • Mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKG
  • Severe liver disease
  • Very rapid heartbeat

Arsenox Injection – Frequently asked Questions

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

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Arsenox Injection medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Arsenox Injection. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

2.Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

3.Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

4.Is Arsenox Injection safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

5.Is Arsenox Injection safe while breastfeeding?

Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

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