Arsenic Trioxide Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Acidosis
  • Atrioventricular Heart Block
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Coma
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Neutrophils A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • High Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Increase Of White Blood Cells
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Kidney Problems Causing A Decreased Amount Of Urine To Be Passed
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Seizures
  • Serious Blood Clotting Problem
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Fever
  • Head Pain
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Energy
  • Throwing Up

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Escape Of Fluid Into The Lungs

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Acute Infection Of The Nose, Throat Or Sinus
  • Anemia
  • Backache
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bone Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Oxygen In The Tissues Or Blood
  • Depression
  • Dizzy
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hemorrhage Of Blood Under The Skin
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of Skin Caused By An Allergy
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Loss Of Skin Color
  • Neck Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Pain In Arms Or Legs
  • Pain In The Eye
  • Shaking Extremities
  • Signs And Symptoms At Injection Site
  • Sinus Irritation And Congestion
  • Sore Throat
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Weight Gain
  • Wheezing

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Acquired Decrease Of All Cells In The Blood
  • Adenocarcinoma Cancer Of The Pancreas
  • Differentiation Syndrome In Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia
  • Hearing Loss
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Shingles
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Ventricular Premature Beats
  • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades De Pointes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Agitation
  • Confused
  • Coughing Up Blood
  • Dry Eye
  • Dry Mouth
  • Earache
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On The Skin
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Thrush
  • Unable To Control Bowel Movement
  • Weight Loss

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