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ARSIKEM 10MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR ARSIKEM 10mg injection

Arsenic Trioxide(10mg)

food interaction for ARSIKEM injection

alcohol interaction for ARSIKEM injection

pregnancy interaction for ARSIKEM injection

lactation interaction for ARSIKEM injection

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Arsikem 10mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Arsikem 10mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Arsikem 10mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ARSIKEM 10mg injection

Arsenic Trioxide(10mg)

Arsikem injection uses

Arsikem 10mg injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer (acute lymphocytic leukemia)

How arsikem injection works

Arsenic trioxide belongs to a category of drugs called as anti-neoplastics. It acts by causing changes in the DNA of abnormal cells, thus causing cell death and preventing the spread of cancer.

Common side effects of arsikem injection

Nausea, Vomiting, Increased heart rate, Rash, Decreased potassium level in blood, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Breathlessness, Dizziness, Injection site pain, Increased liver enzymes, Increased glucose level in blood, Fever, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Itching

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Expert advice FOR ARSIKEM injection

  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you have kidney or liver disease or abnormal heart rhythms (evident from ECG).
  • Ensure that appropriate blood tests are conducted for measurement of blood calcium, potassium and creatinine, before and during treatment with arsenic trioxide.
  • Ensure that ECG recordings are conducted before and during treatment with arsenic trioxide.
  • Make sure you use effective contraception while taking arsenic trioxide to prevent pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)