Arsenic trioxide

Generic Medicine Info
Special Precautions
Patient w/ history of torsade de pointes, pre-existing QT interval prolongation, CHF, electrolyte abnormalities (e.g. hypokalaemia, hypomagnesaemia). Hepatic and renal impairment. Pregnancy. Monitoring Parameters Monitor ECG, blood sugar, electrolytes (esp K and Mg), CBC w/ differential, serum creatinine, hepatic function, and coagulation parameters at baseline then at least twice wkly during induction and at least wkly during consolidation (more frequent for clinically unstable patients).
Adverse Reactions
Leucocytosis, neutropenia, increased liver enzyme values, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fatigue, oedema, hyperglycaemia, hypokalaemia, dyspnoea, cough, rash, pruritus, pyrexia, headache, paraesthesia/dysesthesia, dizziness; haemorrhage, infection; atrial fibrillation/flutter.
Potentially Fatal: APL differentiation syndrome (i.e. fever, dyspnoea, wt gain, pulmonary infiltrates, pleural/pericardial effusions, w/ or w/o leucocytosis); QT prolongation leading to torsade de pointes, complete AV block.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of hypokalaemia or hypomagnesaemia w/ diuretics and amphotericin B. Increased risk of QT prolongation w/ Class Ia/III antiarrhythmics (e.g. quinidine, amiodarone, sotalol, dofetilide), antipsychotics (e.g. thioridazine, ziprasidone, pimozide), antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline), macrolides (e.g. erythromycin), antihistamines (e.g. terfenadine, astemizole), quinolones (e.g. sparfloxacin), and cisapride.
ATC Classification
L01XX27 - arsenic trioxide ; Belongs to the class of other antineoplastic agents. Used in the treatment of cancer.
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