In this Article
- What other names is Arsenic known by?
- What is Arsenic?
- How does Arsenic work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Arsenic.
Medications that can cause an irregular heartbeat (QT interval-prolonging drugs)
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.
Some forms of arsenic might cause an abnormal heartbeat. Taking arsenic along with other medications that can cause an irregular heartbeat might cause serious side effects including heart arrhythmias.
Some medications that can cause an irregular heartbeat include amiodarone (Cordarone), disopyramide (Norpace), dofetilide (Tikosyn), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Pronestyl), quinidine, sotalol (Betapace), thioridazine (Mellaril), and many others.
- For treating a certain type of leukemia (acute promyelocytic leukemia): Healthcare providers give prescription-only arsenic intravenously (by IV).
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