Arsenic Trioxide (Systemic)
Brand Names : Trisenox
trioxide (AR-sen-ik try-OX-ide) belongs
to the general group of medicines called antineoplastics. It is used to treat
leukemia in patients who have not responded to other medication regimens.
It may also be used to treat other kinds of cancer, as determined by your
Arsenic trioxide seems to interfere with the growth of cancer cells, which
are then eventually destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal body
cells may also be affected by arsenic trioxide, other effects will also occur.
Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage forms:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.