Arsenic

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What other names is Arsenic known by?

Arsenate, Arsenic Pentoxide, Arsenic Trichloride, Arsenic Trioxide, Arsénico, Arsenicum Album, Arsenicum Iodatum, Arsenite, Arsénite, Arsénite de Sodium, As, Atomic Number 33, Fowler's Solution, Numéro Atomique 33, Pentoxyde d'Arsenic, Sodium Arsenite, Solution de Fowler, Trichlorure d'Arsenic.

What is Arsenic?

Arsenic is a trace element. It is found in several foods including seafood, poultry, grains (especially rice), bread, cereal products, mushrooms, and dairy products. Some forms of arsenic are used as medicine.

Effective for...

  • Treating a certain type of leukemia. A specific prescription-only intravenous medication is used for this purpose.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Food poisoning, insomnia, allergies, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), psoriasis, syphilis, asthma, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, cough, itchy skin, and cancer.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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