Arsenic trioxide

Also known as: Arsenic Sesquioxide Arsenic Oxidearsenous Trioxide

Active ingredient description

Arsenic trioxide causes morphological changes and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fragmentation characteristic of apoptosis in NB4 human promyelocytic leukaemia cells in vitro. Arsenic trioxide also causes damage or degradation of the fusion protein PML/RAR alpha.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Arsenic trioxide
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L01 Antineoplastic agents → L01X Other antineoplastic agents → L01XX Other antineoplastic agents
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Medicines

Arsenic trioxide is the active ingredient of these drugs:

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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

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Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Molecular mass: 197.84 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 1327-53-3
DrugBank Drug: DB01169
KEGG Drug: D02106
RxNorm Ingredient: 18330
SNOMED-CT Concept: 72251000
Arsenic trioxide (substance)
UNII Identifier: S7V92P67HO
ARSENIC TRIOXIDE