Generic Name:Trisenox

Trisenox is used in the treatment of cancer. Trisenox Interferes with the growth of cancer cells and as a result slows their growth and spread in the body.

Trisenox is used to treat symptoms of cancer of the blood and bone marrow called acute promyelocytic.

How to use Trisenox Injections

Trisenox may be used as follows:

  • Trisenox is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein.
  • It is injected by your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider.
  • Trisenox must be given slowly through an IV infusion. The process may take up to 4 hours to complete.
  • If required your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.
  • Trisenox must be mixed with a liquid (diluent) before usage.
  • On mixing Trisenox with a diluent, the mixture may be stored in the refrigerator. This mixture must be used it within 48 hours.
  • This mixture must not be freezed.
  • The mixed medicine must be used within 24 hours if kept at room temperature.
  • Each single-use ampule or bottle of this medicine is for one use only.
  • You must remember to throw away the vial after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it.

Cautions before Use Trisenox Injections

People with the following symptoms should not use Trisenox:

  • Wheezing
  • Rapid breathing
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Signs of sharp chest pain
  • Dry cough
  • Weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Swelling in your ankles or feet
  • Never use arsenic trioxide without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It may cause harm to the unborn baby.
  • Always remember to use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

Trisenox Injections Side Effects

Stop using Trisenox and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • Sharp chest pain
  • Wheezing
  • Rapid breathing
  • Feeling short of breath;
  • Dry cough
  • Feeling weak
  • Tired, or ill
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Swelling in your ankles or feet
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • High blood sugar
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fruity breath odor
  • Increased urination
  • Drowsiness

Trisenox Injections Interaction

When certain medications are taken together with Trisenox drug interactions could occur that may affect the efficacy of the medicines. Trisenox can interact with medicines such as droperidol (Inapsine) and a diuretic (water pill); resulting in serious side effects.

Trisenox Injections Overdose symptoms

Overdose symptoms may include:

  • Confusion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Seizure

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