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Fluorouracil Diarrhoea Side Effects

Fluorouracil Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, 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.



Neutropenia, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Decreased Appetite

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from JP. A 61-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gingival cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Docetaxel
  • Cisplatin
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Neutropenia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Ileus, Abdominal Distension

This Diarrhoea Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Mar 04, 2014. A male , 71 years of age, weighting 121.7 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Ileus
  • Abdominal Distension
. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Tremor

This is a Fluorouracile Teva side effect report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from IT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: pancreatic carcinoma, who was treated with Fluorouracile Teva (dosage:3200 Mg/m2 Daily;, start time: Jan 21, 2014), combined with:
  • Irinotecan Kabi (240 Mg/m2 Daily;)
  • Oxaliplatino Accord (110 Milligram Daily;)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Asthenia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tremor
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 female patients suffering from pancreatic carcinoma, resulting in Diarrhoea.

Off Label Use, Diarrhoea, Paraesthesia

A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: pancreatic carcinoma started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on Jul 29, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
  • Diarrhoea
  • Paraesthesia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Lederfolin (Levo-folinate Calcium Pentahydrate)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Abdominal Pain, Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Vomiting

A patient from IT was prescribed and started Fluorouracile Teva on Dec 26, 2013. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: abdominal pain, asthenia, diarrhoea, vomiting Additional patient health information: male , 66 years of age, weighting 174.2 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracile Teva dosage: 3923 Milligram Daily;. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Campto (157 Milligram Daily; Concentrate For Solution For Infusion)
  • Atropina Solfato (.25 Milligram Daily;)
  • Atorvastatina Calcio Triidrato (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Lederfolin (490 Milligram Daily;)
  • Erbitux (490 Milligram Daily;)
  • Cetirizina Teva Italia 10 Mg (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Zofran (8 Milligram Daily;)
  • Desametasone Fosfato Hospira (8 Milligram Daily;)
Diarrhoea, Hyperpyrexia, Hypokalaemia, Syncope, Vomiting, Weight Decreased, Visual Acuity Reduced, Hypoacusis, Asthenia

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracile Teva Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old female patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): colon cancer,hypertension and used Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 2969 Milligram Daily;) starting Feb 15, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracile Teva the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hyperpyrexia
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Syncope
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Decreased
  • Visual Acuity Reduced
  • Hypoacusis
  • Asthenia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenololo (100 Milligram Daily;)
  • Lederfolin (285 Milligram Daily;)
  • Limican (50 Milligram Daily;)
  • Avastin (270 Milligram Daily; Concentrate For Solution For Infusion)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracile Teva demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Sepsis, Diverticulitis, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Stomatitis, Neutropenia, Hyperpyrexia

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jan 22, 2014 by a male taking Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 2490 Milligram Daily;) was diagnosed with and. Location: IT , 74 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: sepsis, diverticulitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomatitis, neutropenia, hyperpyrexia. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Cisplatino Hospira (90.71 Milligram Daily;)
  • Farmorubicina (75.59 Milligram Daily; Powder For Solution For Infusion)
  • Pantoprazolo Sodico (40 Milligram Daily;)
  • Tationil (3175 Milligram Daily; Powder And Solvent For Solution For Injection)
  • Aloxi 250 Mcg (250 Microgram Daily;)
  • Desametasone Fosfato Hospira (20 Milligram Daily;)
  • Zarzio 30 Mu (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
The patient was hospitalized.
Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Hypokalaemia

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from IT. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): gastric cancer,osteoporosis.On Jun 10, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 750 Milligram Daily;). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Acido Alendronico (70 Milligram Daily;)
  • Lederfolin (17.6 Milligram Daily; Powder For Solution For Infusion)
  • Limican (50 Milligram Daily;)
  • Cardioaspirin 100 Mg (1 Dosage Forms Daily; Gastroresistant Tablet)
When commencing Fluorouracile Teva, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypokalaemia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neutropenia, Asthenia, Diarrhoea

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: rectosigmoid cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: 6230 Milligram Daily;) starting Sep 02, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatino Hospira (155 Milligram Daily;)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Neutropenia
  • Asthenia
  • Diarrhoea
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea, Lacrimation Increased

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 10, 2013. A female patient from US , 52 years of age, was treated with Fluorouracil. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: abdominal pain upper, diarrhoea, lacrimation increased. Fluorouracil dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Irinotecan
  • Calcium Folinate
  • Aflibercept
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Renal Failure Acute, Clostridium Difficile Colitis, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Dehydration, Hypovolaemia

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 46-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: colorectal cancer metastatic. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on May 31, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Hypovolaemia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Palmar-plantar Erythrodysaesthesia Syndrome, Neuropathy Peripheral, Nausea, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a health professional from IT on Nov 29, 2013. A male , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Palmar-plantar Erythrodysaesthesia Syndrome
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Folinic Acid
  • Oxaliplatin
Diarrhoea, Decreased Appetite, Bone Marrow Failure, Hyponatraemia, Malaise

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 76-year-old patient (weight:NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: oesophageal cancer metastatic, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:1070 Mg, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Cisplatin (cisplatin) (cisplatin) (20 Mg)
  • Docetaxel (docetaxel) (docetaxel) (60 Mg, Every Cycle)
  • Ts-1 (80 Mg, 2 In 1 D)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Hyponatraemia
  • Malaise
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracil treatment in patients suffering from oesophageal cancer metastatic, resulting in Diarrhoea.
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Asthenia, Rash, Abdominal Pain, Anorectal Discomfort, Dysphonia

A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: colon cancer started Fluorouracile Teva treatment (dosage: 716 Milligram Daily;) on May 14, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracile Teva treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Asthenia
  • Rash
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anorectal Discomfort
  • Dysphonia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracile Teva side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Chest Pain, Diarrhoea, Stomatitis, Skin Discolouration

A patient from IT was prescribed and started Fluorouracile Teva on Nov 15, 2013. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: chest pain, diarrhoea, stomatitis, skin discolouration Additional patient health information: male , 57 years of age, weighting 147.7 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracile Teva dosage: 569.6 Milligram Daily;. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Asthenia, Blood Creatinine Increased, Dehydration, Azotaemia

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracile Teva Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): rectosigmoid cancer and used Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 2500 Milligram Daily;) starting Oct 09, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracile Teva the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Asthenia
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Dehydration
  • Azotaemia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Fluorouracile Teva demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Mineral Metabolism Disorder, Aphthous Stomatitis, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 07, 2013 by a Patient taking Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (infusion) (fluorouracil) (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: CH , 58 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: mineral metabolism disorder, aphthous stomatitis, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Oxaliplatin (oxaliplatin) (infusion) (oxaliplatin)
  • Cetuximab (cetuximab) (infusion)
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (infusion) (folinic Acid)
The patient was hospitalized.
Renal Failure Acute, Electrolyte Imbalance, Headache, Malaise, Diarrhoea, Oliguria

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from JP. A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity.On NS a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Docetaxel (docetaxel)
  • Cisplatin (cisplatin)
  • Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals (therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals)
When commencing Fluorouracil (fluorouracil), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Diarrhoea
  • Oliguria
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pyrexia, Epistaxis, Rash, Diarrhoea, Paraesthesia, Muscle Spasms, Stomatitis, Asthenia

This is a Fluorouracile Teva side effect report of a 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) from IT. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: adenocarcinoma of colon and was treated with Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 736 Milligram Daily; Concentrate For Intravenous Infusion) starting Feb 26, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pyrexia
  • Epistaxis
  • Rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Paraesthesia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Stomatitis
  • Asthenia
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracile Teva could cause Diarrhoea and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Weight Decreased, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from FR on Nov 05, 2013. A female patient from FR , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracile Teva. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: weight decreased, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. Fluorouracile Teva dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Oxaliplatine Teva 5mg/ml
  • Irinotecan Hospira 20mg/ml
  • Folinate De Calcium
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracile Teva.
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Fluorouracil Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews


What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who gets diarrhea?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Fluorouracil Diarrhoea 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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