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Fluorouracil Anaemia Side Effects

Fluorouracil Anaemia Side Effect Reports


The following Fluorouracil Anaemia side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Anaemia, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Fluorouracil or it might take time to develop.



Atrial Flutter, Neutropenia, Anaemia, Faecal Volume Increased, Hypokalaemia, Hypocalcaemia, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypotension

This Anaemia side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 64-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Neutropenia
  • Anaemia
  • Faecal Volume Increased
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Hypocalcaemia
  • Hypomagnesaemia
  • Hypotension
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Neutropenia, Sepsis, Anaemia

This Anaemia Fluorouracile side effect was reported by a physician from IT on Dec 23, 2013. A Female , 77 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracile. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Neutropenia
  • Sepsis
  • Anaemia
. Fluorouracile dosage: 950 Milligram Daily;. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Endoxan Baxter (950 Milligram Daily; Powder For Solution For Injection)
  • Metotrexato Hospira (60 Milligram Daily;)
  • Isoptin 240 Mg
The patient was hospitalized.
Anaemia, Ecchymosis, Hypotension, Melaena, Rectal Haemorrhage, Thrombocytopenia

This is a Fluorouracile Teva side effect report of a 82-year-old patient (weight:NA) from IT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: gastric cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracile Teva (dosage:500 Milligram Daily;, start time: Nov 16, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Anaemia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anaemia
  • Ecchymosis
  • Hypotension
  • Melaena
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
  • Thrombocytopenia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracile Teva treatment in patients suffering from gastric cancer, resulting in Anaemia.

Diarrhoea, Sepsis, Anaemia, Platelet Disorder

A 63-year-old patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: colorectal cancer metastatic started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on Aug 21, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sepsis
  • Anaemia
  • Platelet Disorder
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan
  • Aflibercept
  • Leucovorin
  • Belladonna Alkaloids (atropa Belladona Extract) (atropa Belladonna Extract)
  • Corticosteroids (corticosteroids)
  • Serotonin Antagonist (serotonin Antagonist)
  • Antithrombotic Agents (antithrobotic Agents)
  • Loperamide (loperamide )(loperamide)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Anaemia.
Infection, Leukocytosis, C-reactive Protein Increased, Anaemia, Circulatory Collapse, Stoma Site Haemorrhage

A patient from DE was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Sep 26, 2013. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: infection, leukocytosis, c-reactive protein increased, anaemia, circulatory collapse, stoma site haemorrhage Additional patient health information: male , 49 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aflibercept (aflibercept) (solution For Infusion) (aflibercept) ([10052362 - Metastic Colorectal Cancer])
  • Irinotecan (irinotecan) (solution For Infusion) (irinotecan)
  • Leucovorin
  • Heparin Group (heparin Group)
  • Mirtazapine (mirtazapine) (mirtazapine)
  • Pantozol (pantoprazole Sodium Sequihydrate) (pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate)
  • Lasix (furosemide) (furosemide)
  • Ace Inhibitor Nos (ae Inhibitors) (null)
The patient was hospitalized.
Organising Pneumonia, Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia, Anaemia

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)(fluorouracil) Anaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 78-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): colon cancer stage ii and used Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)(fluorouracil) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)(fluorouracil) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Organising Pneumonia
  • Neutropenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Anaemia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Oxaliplatin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)(fluorouracil) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anaemia, may still occur.
Febrile Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia, Escherichia Sepsis, Mucosal Inflammation, Anaemia, Mouth Ulceration, Candida Infection

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Aug 26, 2013 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: 3000 Mg/m2, For 46h, Every 21 Days) was diagnosed with and. Location: IT , 68 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: febrile neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, escherichia sepsis, mucosal inflammation, anaemia, mouth ulceration, candida infection. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Organising Pneumonia, Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia, Anaemia, Cardio-respiratory Arrest

This Anaemia problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colon cancer stage ii.On NS a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: 400mg/m2 On Day 1). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Organising Pneumonia
  • Neutropenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Anaemia
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anaemia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Organising Pneumonia, Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia, Anaemia, Pleural Effusion

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (folinic Acid)
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Prochlorperazine (prochlorperazine) (prochlorperazine)
  • Ondansetron (ondansetrone) (ondansetron)
  • Ferrous Fumarate (ferrous Fumarate) (ferrous Fumarate)
  • Atenolol (atenolol) (atenolol)
  • Warfarin (warfarin) (warfarin)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Organising Pneumonia
  • Neutropenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Anaemia
  • Pleural Effusion
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Anaemia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Bone Marrow Failure, Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia, Herpes Zoster

This Anaemia side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jul 19, 2013. A female patient from US , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: bone marrow failure, peripheral sensory neuropathy, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, anaemia, thrombocytopenia, herpes zoster. Fluorouracil dosage: 80% Dose Reduction; Then Increased To 90% Dose Intensity. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Bone Marrow Failure, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy, Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia

This Anaemia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pancreatic carcinoma metastatic. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: 80% Dose Reduction; Then Increased To 90% Dose Intensity), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy
  • Anaemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Thrombocytopenia, Neutropenia, Anaemia, Febrile Neutropenia

This Anaemia Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) side effect was reported by a health professional from ES on Jul 16, 2013. A Female , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Neutropenia
  • Anaemia
  • Febrile Neutropenia
. Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) dosage: Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified)?. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Doxorubicin (doxorubicin) (doxorubicin) (Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified)?)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified)?)
The patient was hospitalized.
Anaemia

This is a Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) side effect report of a 57-year-old patient (weight:NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck, who was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) (dosage:Daily, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Docetaxel (Every Cycle)
  • Cisplatin (Every Cycle)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anaemia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anaemia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) treatment in patients suffering from squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck, resulting in Anaemia.
Anaemia, Renal Failure Acute, Platelet Count Decreased, Haemodialysis

A 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) from ES with the following symptoms: rectal adenocarcinoma started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anaemia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Haemodialysis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Folinic Acid (folinici Acid) (folinic Acid)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Anaemia.
Anaemia, Disease Progression, Colorectal Cancer Metastatic

A patient from GB was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Aug 08, 2013. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: anaemia, disease progression, colorectal cancer metastatic Additional patient health information: male , 78 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Leucovorin
  • Irinotecan
  • Aflibercept
  • Tamsulosin
  • Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)
  • Fentanyl (fentanyl)
  • Lansoprazole (lansoprazole)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)
The patient was hospitalized.
Anaemia, Alopecia, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Thrombophlebitis, Prothrombin Time Abnormal

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) Anaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from IN (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): breast cancer metastatic and used Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anaemia
  • Alopecia
  • Blood Bilirubin Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Prothrombin Time Abnormal
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Paclitaxel (paclitaxel)
  • Paclitaxel (paclitaxel)
  • Paclitaxel (paclitaxel)
  • Paclitaxel (paclitaxel)
  • Epirubicin (epirubicin) (epirubicin)
  • Zoledronic Acid (zoledronic Acid)
  • Cyclophosphamide (cyclophosphamide)
Although Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anaemia, may still occur.
Incision Site Infection, Anaemia, Rectal Haemorrhage

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Dec 10, 2012 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 86 years of age, weighting 166.4 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: incision site infection, anaemia, rectal haemorrhage. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Eloxatin
  • Celecoxib
The patient was hospitalized.
Anaemia, Neutropenia, Nausea, Paraesthesia

This Anaemia problem was reported by a health professional from RS. A 13-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colon cancer.On NS a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Capecitabine (capecitabine)
  • Irinotecan (irinotecan)
  • Bevacizumab (bevacizumab)
  • Cetuximab (cetuximab)
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anaemia
  • Neutropenia
  • Nausea
  • Paraesthesia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anaemia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cholangitis, Metastases To Liver, Treatment Failure, Anaemia

This is a Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) side effect report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (dosage: Df) starting 200908. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin (oxaliplatin) (Df)
  • Calcium Levofolinate (Df)
  • Irinotecan (Df)
  • Bevacizumab (Df)
  • Cetuximab (cetuximab) (infusion) (Df)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Cholangitis
  • Metastases To Liver
  • Treatment Failure
  • Anaemia
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) could cause Anaemia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Febrile Neutropenia, Diarrhoea, Pancytopenia, Anaemia, Hypokalaemia, Leukopenia, Epistaxis, Pyrexia

This Anaemia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 12, 2013. A patient from US , 67 years of age, weighting 148.6 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: febrile neutropenia, diarrhoea, pancytopenia, anaemia, hypokalaemia, leukopenia, epistaxis, pyrexia. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Anaemia Causes and Reviews


If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Anemia has three main causes: blood loss, lack of red blood cell production, and high rates of red blood cell destruction.

Conditions that may lead to anemia include

  • Heavy periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Ulcers
  • Colon polyps or colon cancer
  • Inherited disorders
  • A diet that does not have enough iron, folic acid or vitamin B12
  • Blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, or cancer
  • Aplastic anemia, a condition that can be inherited or acquired
  • G6PD deficiency, a metabolic disorder

Anemia can make you feel tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable. You may be short of breath or have a headache.

Your doctor will diagnose anemia with a physical exam and blood tests. Treatment depends on the kind of anemia you have.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Fluorouracil Anaemia Reviews

Wed, 28 May 2014

The side effects of Fluorouracil are most likely to be minor and temporary.InternationalDrugMart

Fri, 20 May 2011

its not 1%---more like 14% and that may even be a conservative estimate--Your doctor is lieing to you--surprised???

Sun, 13 Mar 2011

My fiancee passed away on 3/7/2011 after her second round of 5FU. The oncologist had used the words "surprised" and "out of the ordinary" on her reaction to the first round because of the amount and severity of her side effects. He still gave her the same dosage for the second round. Ten days later, she was in ICU. Seven days after going to the hospital, she was dead. She was 47 and in incredible shape except for the colon cancer. The doctor told us that she was part of the 1% of the population that didn't have the enzyme to metabolize the 5FU but she wasn't given the test because of the low percentage. With that decision, the woman I loved is no longer here.Her name was Birgit.

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