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Fluorouracil Fatigue Side Effects

Fluorouracil Fatigue Side Effect Reports


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

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



Stress Cardiomyopathy, Cardiogenic Shock, Intracardiac Thrombus, Fatigue, Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Malaise, Hypophagia

This Fatigue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from AU. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: rectal adenocarcinoma. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (folinic Acid)
When starting to take Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Stress Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Intracardiac Thrombus
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Malaise
  • Hypophagia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil).
Pancreatic Carcinoma Metastatic, Neuropathy Peripheral, Fatigue, Nausea

This Fatigue Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Feb 28, 2014. A male , 51 years of age, weighting 189.6 lb, was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pancreatic Carcinoma Metastatic
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Folinic Acid
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Abraxane (80%)
  • Gemcitabine
  • Gemcitabine
  • Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor Nos
Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia, Febrile Neutropenia, Pyrexia, Dyspnoea, Respiratory Failure, Fatigue

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:500 Mg/m2 On Day 1 Within A 3 Week Period, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Epirubicin (100 Mg/m2 On Day 1 Within A 3 Week Period)
  • Cyclophosphamide (500 Mg/m2 On Day 1 Within A 3 Week Period)
  • Dexamethasone (9.9 Mg, Single)
  • Dexamethasone
, and developed a serious reaction and a Fatigue side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Pyrexia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Fatigue
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracil treatment in female patients suffering from breast cancer, resulting in Fatigue.

Renal Failure Acute, Clostridium Difficile Colitis, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Dehydration, Hypovolaemia

A 46-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: colorectal cancer metastatic started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on May 31, 2012. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Hypovolaemia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Fatigue.
Decreased Appetite, Asthenia, Dehydration, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Nausea, Fatigue

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Nov 08, 2012. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: decreased appetite, asthenia, dehydration, unresponsive to stimuli, nausea, fatigue Additional patient health information: Female , 75 years of age, weighting 157.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Decreased Appetite, Asthenia, Dehydration, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Nausea, Fatigue

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Fatigue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): pancreatic carcinoma and used Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Sep 19, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Asthenia
  • Dehydration
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fatigue, may still occur.
Hypothyroidism, Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy, Fatigue

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Oct 31, 2013 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 71 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: hypothyroidism, peripheral sensory neuropathy, fatigue. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Folinic Acid (folinic Acid) (folinic Acid)
  • Oxaliplatin (oxaliplatin)
Septic Shock, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Pyrexia, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Decreased, Febrile Neutropenia, Renal Failure Acute, White Blood Cell Count Decreased

This Fatigue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from TH. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colorectal cancer metastatic.On Aug 13, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Aflibercept (aflibercept) (solution For Infusion) (aflibercept)
  • Irinotecan (irinotecan) (solution For Infusion) (irinotecan) (Every Other Week, Intravenous Drip)
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (solution For Infusion) (folinic Acid)
  • Ace Inhibitors And Diuretics (ace Inhibitors And Diuretics_
  • Corticosteroids (corticosteroids)
  • Serotonin Antagonist (serotonin Antagonist)
  • Anticholinergics (anticholinergics)
  • Loperamide (loperamide)(loperamide)
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Septic Shock
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia
  • Fatigue
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
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 Fatigue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomatitis, Diarrhoea, Pain, Formication, Skin Lesion

This is a Fluorouracile Teva side effect report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: adenocarcinoma of colon and was treated with Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 519 Milligram Daily;) starting Dec 12, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pain
  • Formication
  • Skin Lesion
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracile Teva could cause Fatigue and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pyrexia, Abdominal Pain, Chest Pain, Epistaxis, Skin Burning Sensation, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Conjunctivitis, Rash

This Fatigue side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT on Aug 05, 2013. A female patient from IT , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracile Teva. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: pyrexia, abdominal pain, chest pain, epistaxis, skin burning sensation, fatigue, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, rash. Fluorouracile Teva dosage: 1020mg, Cyclical. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracile Teva.
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomatitis, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Formication, Dysphagia, Hypoaesthesia

This Fatigue side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT. A 50-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 579,2 Mg Cyclical), which was started on Jun 07, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Fluorouracile Teva the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomatitis
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fatigue
  • Formication
  • Dysphagia
  • Hypoaesthesia
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracile Teva.
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomatitis, Fatigue, Pain In Extremity, Headache

This Fatigue Fluorouracile Teva side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT on Nov 30, 2013. A Female , 71 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracile Teva. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomatitis
  • Fatigue
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Headache
. Fluorouracile Teva dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Constipation, Fatigue, Formication, Abdominal Pain, Arthralgia, Decreased Appetite

This is a Fluorouracile Teva side effect report of a 63-year-old patient (weight:NA) from IT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracile Teva (dosage:435 Mg Cyclical, start time: Feb 06, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Fatigue side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Formication
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Decreased Appetite
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracile Teva treatment in patients suffering from colon cancer, resulting in Fatigue.
Hypersensitivity, Pyrexia, Arthralgia, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Chills, Fatigue, Abdominal Pain

A 50-year-old patient (weight: NA) from FR with the following symptoms: adenocarcinoma of colon started Fluorouracile Pfizer treatment (dosage: 5180 Mg, 1x/day) on 201205. Soon after starting Fluorouracile Pfizer treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pyrexia
  • Arthralgia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal Pain
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan Mylan (335 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Avastin (360 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Folinic Acid (Unk)
  • Ixprim
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracile Pfizer side effects, such as Fatigue.
Abdominal Pain, Vertigo, Formication, Fatigue, Pruritus, Nausea, Vomiting, Flushing, Dry Skin

A female patient from IT was prescribed and started Fluorouracile Teva on Jun 20, 2013. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: abdominal pain, vertigo, formication, fatigue, pruritus, nausea, vomiting, flushing, dry skin Additional patient health information: Female , 70 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracile Teva dosage: 612 Milligram Daily; 612 Mg Cyclical. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Fatigue, Neutropenia

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)(fluorouracil) Fatigue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 69-year-old patient from JP (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): rectal cancer metastatic and used Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)(fluorouracil) (dosage: NA) starting 200803. Soon after starting Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)(fluorouracil) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Neutropenia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Oxaliplatin (1 In 1d.)
  • Folinic Acid (folinic Acid)(folinic Acid)
Although Fluorouracil (fluorouracil)(fluorouracil) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fatigue, may still occur.
Neutropenia, Fatigue

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Apr 15, 2013 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 69 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: neutropenia, fatigue. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Folinic Acid
  • Oxaliplatin
Hepatic Failure, Haemoglobin Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Pain, Fatigue, Hypersomnia, C-reactive Protein Increased, Lipase Decreased

This Fatigue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colorectal cancer metastatic.On Feb 25, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: 640 Mg, Every Cycle, Intravenous Bolus). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Aflibercept
  • Irinotecan (iriotecan) (irinotecan) (290 Mg, Every Cycle, Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
  • Leucovorin (640 Mg, Every Cycle, Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
  • Analgesics (analgesics)
  • Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor Nos
  • Antihypertensives
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Hypersomnia
  • C-reactive Protein Increased
  • Lipase Decreased
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 Fatigue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Abdominal Discomfort, Nausea, Epigastric Discomfort, Fatigue, Vomiting, Decreased Appetite, Eye Disorder

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 60-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JP. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: 950 Mg, 1 In 1 Wk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aleviatin (220 Mg, 1 In 1 D)
  • Phenobal (100 Mg, 1 In 1 D)
  • Calcium Levofolinate (calcium Levofolinate)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Epigastric Discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Eye Disorder
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Fatigue and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Decreased Appetite, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Nausea

This Fatigue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 22, 2013. A patient from US , 49 years of age, was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: decreased appetite, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea. Fluorouracil dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Folinic Acid
  • Laxatives
  • Docusate Sodium
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Fatigue Causes and Reviews


Everyone feels tired now and then. Sometimes you may just want to stay in bed. But, after a good night's sleep, most people feel refreshed and ready to face a new day. If you continue to feel tired for weeks, it's time to see your doctor. He or she may be able to help you find out what's causing your Fatigue and recommend ways to relieve it.

Fatigue itself is not a disease. Medical problems, treatments, and personal habits can add to Fatigue. These include

  • Taking certain medicines, such as antidepressants, antihistamines, and medicines for nausea and pain
  • Having medical treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation
  • Recovering from major surgery
  • Anxiety, stress, or depression
  • Staying up too late
  • Drinking too much alcohol or too many caffeinated drinks
  • Pregnancy

One disorder that causes extreme Fatigue is chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS). This Fatigue is not the kind of tired feeling that goes away after you rest. Instead, it lasts a long time and limits your ability to do ordinary daily activities.

NIH: National Institute on Aging


Fluorouracil Fatigue 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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