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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
- Abdominal pain
- High blood sugar
- Shortness of breath
- Rash or itching
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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