Arsenic Trioxide Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Type Of Blood Clotting Disorder Called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • Acidosis, A High Level Of Acid In The Blood
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Coma
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Urine Production
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • High Levels Of Potassium In The Blood
  • High Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Seizures
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Head Pain
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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

  • A Common Cold
  • A Sore Throat
  • Anemia
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Backache
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bone Pain
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Chest Pain
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Decreased Oxygen In The Tissues Or Blood
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Eye Pain
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Loss Of Skin Color
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Neck Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Pain In The Arms Or Legs
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Weight Gain
  • Wheezing

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Brain Disorder Called Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome
  • A Type Of Brain Function Problem Called Encephalopathy
  • Atrioventricular Block, A Type Of Slow Heart Rhythm Disorder
  • Differentiation Syndrome In Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia
  • Hearing Loss
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Malignant Melanoma, A Type Of Skin Cancer
  • Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, A Cancer That Forms In The Glands Of The Pancreas
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Shingles
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Ventricular Premature Beats
  • Wernicke's Encephalopathy

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Agitation
  • An Earache
  • Confusion
  • Coughing Up Of Blood
  • Dry Eye
  • Dry Mouth
  • Muscle Pain
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On Skin
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • The Inability To Control A Bowel Movement
  • Thrush
  • Weight Loss

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