Arsobal: Dosing, Uses, Contraindications and Side Effects

Arsobal: Dosing, Uses, Contraindications and Side Effects

Arsobal contains Melarsoprol which is classified as an antimalarial drug. Melarsoprol is a drug that is used to cure African sleeping sickness, a parasitic infection.

Active Ingredient

Melarsoprol

Arsobal Side effects

Side effects of Arsobal include vomiting, hypertension, peripheral neuropathy, encephalopathy, and albuminuria.

Is it Safe in Pregnancy?

Arsobal is an investigational new drug (IND). There have been no studies conducted to determine the pregnancy category of this drug. In the US, it is not available commercially.

Arsobal Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity
  • G6PD (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency

Uses

Arosbal is used in the treatment of African sleeping sickness also known as African Trypanosomiasis.

Arsobal Dosage Form

It is available in parenteral dosage form. Contains 180 mg/5 mL (36 mg/mL) in a 5 mL glass ampule.

Who Manufactures Arsobal?

It is manufactured by Sanofi Aventis.

(Important* The drug is not commercially available in the US and Canada)

References

https://www.drugs.com/cons/arsobal.html
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/arsobal-melarsoprol-342662#0
https://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/drugservice/formulary.html

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