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Arsenic trioxide

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ATC Code: L01XX27

Side effects

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MedDRA Preferred Term Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels
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Dizziness Dizziness very common x x
Headache Headache very common x x
Hyperglycaemia Hyperglycaemia very common x x
Hypokalaemia Hypokalaemia very common x x
Paraesthesia Paraesthesia common, very common x x
Tachycardia Tachycardia common, very common x x
Hypomagnesaemia Hypomagnesaemia common, very common x x
Abdominal pain Abdominal pain common x x
Gastrointestinal pain Abdominal pain common x x
Anaemia Anaemia common x x
Arthralgia Arthralgia common x x
Musculoskeletal discomfort Arthralgia common x x
Myalgia common x x
Chest pain Chest pain common x x
Pleuritic pain Pleuritic pain common x
Diarrhoea Diarrhoea common x x
Loose stools x
Dyspnoea Dyspnoea common x x
Body temperature increased Body temperature increased common x x
Herpes zoster Herpes zoster common x x
Hyperbilirubinaemia Hyperbilirubinaemia common x
Hypernatraemia Hypernatraemia common x
Hypotension Hypotension common x x
Leukocytosis Leukocytosis common x x
Neutropenia Neutropenia common x x
Pain Pain common x x
Pancytopenia Pancytopenia common x
Pericardial effusion Pericardial effusion common x
Pleural effusion Pleural effusion common x x
Convulsion Convulsion common x x
Thrombocytopenia Thrombocytopenia common x x
Erythema Erythema common x
Vasculitis Vasculitis common x
Ventricular extrasystoles Ventricular extrasystoles common x
Hypermagnesaemia Hypermagnesaemia common x
Bone pain Bone pain common x x
Electrocardiogram QT prolonged Electrocardiogram QT prolonged common x
Aspartate aminotransferase increased Aspartate aminotransferase increased common x x
Alanine aminotransferase increased Alanine aminotransferase increased common x x
Ketoacidosis Ketoacidosis common x
Myalgia Myalgia common x x
Hypoxia Hypoxia common x x
Vision blurred Vision blurred common x x
Febrile neutropenia Febrile neutropenia common x x
Pulmonary alveolar haemorrhage Pulmonary alveolar haemorrhage common x
Abdominal distension Abdominal distension x
Acidosis Acidosis x
Decreased appetite Anorexia x
Decreased appetite x
Anxiety Anxiety x
Asthenia Asthenia x
Fatigue x x
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation x
Atrial flutter Atrial flutter x
Back pain Back pain x
Mental disorder Mental disorder x x
Blister Blister x
Dermatitis bullous Blister x
Bone disorder Bone disorder x x
Candida infection Oral candidiasis x
Oral candidiasis Oral candidiasis x
Cerebral infarction Cerebral infarction x
Neck pain Neck pain x
Coma Coma x
Infection Infection x x
Confusional state Confusional state x x
Feeling abnormal Confusional state x x
Constipation Constipation x
Cough Cough x
Dehydration Dehydration x
Depression Depression x
Dermatitis Dermatitis x
Rash x x
Disseminated intravascular coagulation Disseminated intravascular coagulation x x
Drug hypersensitivity Drug hypersensitivity x
Dyspepsia Dyspepsia x
Ear disorder Ear disorder x
Ear pain Ear pain x
Ecchymosis Ecchymosis x
Oedema Oedema x x
Epistaxis Epistaxis x
Rash Rash x x
Eye disorder Eye disorder x
Fatigue Fatigue x x
Faecal incontinence Faecal incontinence x
Flushing Flushing x
Gastrointestinal disorder Gastrointestinal disorder x x
Gastrointestinal haemorrhage Gastrointestinal haemorrhage x
Cardiac disorder Cardiac disorder x x
Cardiac failure Cardiac failure x
Blood disorder Blood disorder x
Haemoptysis Haemoptysis x
Haemorrhage Haemorrhage x x
Haemoglobin Haemorrhage x x
Herpes simplex Herpes simplex x
Hyperkalaemia Hyperkalaemia x
Hypertension Hypertension x
Hypocalcaemia Hypocalcaemia x
Hypoglycaemia Hypoglycaemia x
Incontinence Incontinence x
Leukopenia Leukopenia x
Lymphopenia Lymphopenia x
Mediastinal disorder Mediastinal disorder x
Metrorrhagia Metrorrhagia x
Nasopharyngitis Nasopharyngitis x
Nausea Nausea x x
Nervous system disorder Nervous system disorder x x
Night sweats Night sweats x
Oliguria Oliguria x
Pain in extremity Pain in extremity x
Pallor Pallor x
Palpitations Palpitations x
Neuropathy peripheral Neuropathy peripheral x
Neuropathy x
Petechiae Petechiae x
Pneumonia Pneumonia x
Upper-airway cough syndrome Postnasal drip x
Pruritus Pruritus x x
Rales Rales x
Renal failure Renal failure x x
Renal impairment x
Rhonchi Rhonchi x
Sinusitis Sinusitis x
Tinnitus Tinnitus x
Tremor Tremor x
Upper respiratory tract infection Upper respiratory tract infection x
Urethral disorder Urinary tract disorder x x
Urinary tract disorder Urinary tract disorder x x
Urticaria Urticaria x
Angiopathy Angiopathy x x
Ventricular tachycardia Ventricular tachycardia x
Vertigo Vertigo x
Vomiting Vomiting x x
Weight increased Weight increased x x
Weight decreased Weight decreased x
Wheezing Wheezing x
Dry mouth Dry mouth x
Chills Chills x
Rigors x
Arrhythmia supraventricular Atrial arrhythmia x
Ventricular arrhythmia Ventricular arrhythmia x
Agitation Agitation x
Diarrhoea haemorrhagic Diarrhoea haemorrhagic x
Injection site swelling Injection site swelling x
Gamma-glutamyltransferase increased Gamma-glutamyltransferase increased x
Injection site pain Injection site pain x
Dry skin Dry skin x
Eyelid oedema Eyelid oedema x
Malnutrition Malnutrition x x
Skin hyperpigmentation Skin hyperpigmentation x
Skin disorder Unspecified disorder of skin and subcutaneous tissue x
Tachypnoea Tachypnoea x
Abdominal tenderness Abdominal tenderness x
Eye irritation Eye irritation x
Blood creatinine increased Blood creatinine increased x
Lung infiltration Lung infiltration x
Skin exfoliation Skin exfoliation x
Breath sounds abnormal Respiratory sounds decreased x
Oropharyngeal discomfort Throat sore x
Oropharyngeal pain Throat sore x
Sepsis Sepsis x x
Fluid retention Fluid retention x
Dry eye Dry eye x
Dysaesthesia Dysaesthesia x
Lymphadenopathy Lymphadenopathy x
Electrocardiogram abnormal Electrocardiogram abnormal x
Face oedema Face oedema x x
Hyperhidrosis Sweating increased x
Infestation Infestation NOS x x
Injection site erythema Injection site erythema x
Eye pain Painful red eyes x
Retinoic acid syndrome Retinoic acid syndrome x
Insomnia Insomnia x
Renal impairment Renal impairment x
Acute promyelocytic leukaemia differentiation syndrome Acute promyelocytic leukaemia differentiation syndrome x x
Somnolence Somnolence x
Vaginal haemorrhage Vaginal haemorrhage x


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