Like all medicines, TRISENOX can have side effects.
While on treatment with TRISENOX, you may experience some of the following reactions: common side effects (greater than or equal to 1 in 100 but less than 1 in 10): fatigue (weariness), increased blood sugar, shortness of breath, cough, headache.
uncommon side effects (greater than or equal to 1 in 1000 but less than 1 in 100): increased white blood cell count, Herpes zoster, pneumonia, sepsis, anaemia, dehydration, confusion, blurry vision, cardiac failure, hypotension, pneumonitis, chills, renal failure, increased weight, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache, oedema (water retention), rash or itching, change in your heart rhythm or dizziness.
Frequency unknown: decreased blood cell counts, a syndrome including fever, together with difficulty in breathing, coughing and chest pain. If you experience these symptoms, you should inform your doctor immediately.
Other side effects not mentioned above may also occur in some patients.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience shortness of breath, fever, sudden weight gain, water retention, fainting or palpitations (strong heartbeat you can feel in your chest).
If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.