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    Brand Name:Trisenox
    Generic:Arsenic Trioxide
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2000-09-25 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Cephalon, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:

About Trisenox

Trisenox is used to treat a form of leukemia (acute promyelocytic leukemia or APL) in adults who have not responded to other chemotherapy treatments, or in whom disease has returned after other chemotherapy.

Precautions for Trisenox

Only doctors who are experienced in the treatment of acute leukemia should administer Trisenox.

Your doctor will test your blood and heart rate before treatment with Trisenox.

Trisenox may have the potential to cause harm to an unborn baby when given to a pregnant woman. Avoid becoming pregnant while being treated with Trisenox.

Side Effects of Trisenox

Most patients experience some side effects while being treated with Trisenox. The most common side effects include:

  • temporary increase in the number of white blood cells
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling
  • High blood sugar
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Rash or itching
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Some of these side effects can be severe. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor right away.

Who Should Not Take Trisenox

You should not be given Trisenox if you are allergic to arsenic.

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Recent Forum Posts on Trisenox

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My father is being treated for Myelodysplastic syndrome with this drug. Is this commonly used to treat first time diagnosis patients?

How can I buy trisenox?

I have a question about the medicine. I live in Madison,WI. I received an e-mail from my cousin who lives in Turkey. She asks me if I can buy the medicine from here and send her. Someone who is 16 years old a cancer patient needs immidiately the medicine.Her health condition is not good. She is in the hospital and the doctors want to try for her this medicine.
Could you give me some information how I can buy three boxes of trisenox.
Thank you

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Has anyone taking Trisenox experienced neutropenia, serious low white blood cell and ANC count?
Thank You

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Iīm hematologist in Argentina. I have a patient with Promielocitic Acute Leukemia who didnīt responde to treatment with retinoic acid. He is a 34 years old man in second relapse and needs this drug. I donīt find how to get it from here. I would apreciate your help.
Dr. Pablo Raņa

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