Arsenicum album
Arsenicum album

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Arsenicum Album, also known as Trisenox, is a medication used to treat patients with leukemia that are unresponsive to other agents. This medication was given approval for use by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for leukemia and is one of the highly debatable medications in the medical field being that it is poisonous to the human body. Arsenicum Album was first used as a traditional Chinese medicine called Pi Shuang and is still used today to treat cancer patients and other health conditions.

Arsenicum Album is prescribed to patients that are suffering from acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and have not responded to treatment from "first-line" agents.

Arsenicum Album is diluted in intravenous solutions. 100 to 250ml of this medication is injected into Dextrose Injection, 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, and USP. A single-dosage is stored securely and any leftovers from the ampule must be discarded. Arsenicum Album is administered 1 to 2 hours intravenously but may be extended to 4 hours if there is acute vasomotor reaction observed in the patient.

For bone marrow therapy, Arsenicum Album is administered at a dosage of 0.15 mg per kg weight of the patient daily until bone marrow remission. The total dosage given to the patient should not reach 60.

Arsenicum Album treatment should begin about 3 to 6 weeks after completing the induction therapy. It is administered through IV at 0.15 mg per kg weight of the patient daily for 25 dosages in total for 5 weeks, but may fluctuate based on the patient's condition.

Common side effects include wamble, vomiting, stomach aches, leukocytosis, languidness, hyperglycemia, edema, coughing, rash or itching, dyspnea, headaches and dizziness, and some medication-related toxicity (though this is said to be rare). If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

No tests have been conducted in regards to the interaction of Arsenicum Album with other medications. Therefore, it is recommended that the patient first consult a physician and submit to a thorough physical and medical examination to determine the effectiveness and safety of the use of this medication for them. Patients who have adverse allergic reaction to Arsenic Blank should not be treated with this medication.

Patients should be monitored two times a week or more to determine if there are any abnormalities before and after the treatment. This is a high priority for clinically unstable patients.

This medication is in Pregnancy Category D. If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, you should consult your physician before proceeding with the treatment. Nursing mothers should not breastfeed their babies when undergoing Arsenicum Album treatment to avoid complications within the infant's system. People with renal and hepatic impairment should also consult their physician before proceeding with the treatment.

Arsenicum album has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of arsenicum album

• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2,4,5-trioxa-1,3-diarsabicyclo[1.1.1]pentane
• Molecular weight is 197.841 g/mol
Arsenicum album available : 10ml ampules

Generic name: Arsenic trioxide

Brand name(s): Acide arsenieux, Anhydride arsenieux, Arseni trioxydum, Arsenic blanc, Arsenic oxide, Arsenic sesquioxide, Arsenicum album, Arsenigen saure, Arsenious acid, Arsenious Oxide, Arsenious Trioxide, Arsenite, Arsenolite, Arsenous Acid, Arsenous Anhydride, Arsenous Oxide, Arsentrioxide, Arsodent, Claudelite, Claudetite, Crude Arsenic, Diarsenic Trioxide, Diarsonic Trioxide, Poison Flour, Trisenox, White Arsenic

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