Trisenox, also known by its drug name, Arsenic trioxide, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).
Trisenox is an anticancer drug, also called an antineoplastic or cytotoxic drug. Trisenox is believed to kill cancer cells by damaging DNA.
How do I take it?
Trisenox is administered as an intravenous infusion.
Common side effects of Trisenox include headaches, fatigue, dizziness, cough, rash, itching, trouble breathing, high blood glucose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and edema (swelling).
Serious side effects of Trisenox include problems with electrical conduction in the heart, fetal harm in pregnant women, and increased risk for some types of cancer, even years after treatment has stopped. Trisenox can also cause differentiation syndrome, a life-threatening condition that causes trouble breathing and hypotension (low blood pressure).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Arsenic trioxide – Chemocare
Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Trisenox – RxList