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Are there any interactions with medications?

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.

Dosing considerations for Arsenic.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For treating a certain type of leukemia (acute promyelocytic leukemia): Healthcare providers give prescription-only arsenic intravenously (by IV).

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