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Fluorouracil Hypokalaemia Side Effects

Fluorouracil Hypokalaemia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Hypokalaemia, 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 Hypokalaemia 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.
Diarrhoea, Hyperpyrexia, Hypokalaemia, Syncope, Vomiting, Weight Decreased, Visual Acuity Reduced, Hypoacusis, Asthenia

This Hypokalaemia Fluorouracile Teva side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT on Feb 13, 2014. A Female , 77 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracile Teva. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hyperpyrexia
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Syncope
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Decreased
  • Visual Acuity Reduced
  • Hypoacusis
  • Asthenia
. Fluorouracile Teva dosage: 2969 Milligram Daily;. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • 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.
Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Hypokalaemia

This is a Fluorouracile Teva side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from IT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: gastric cancer,osteoporosis, who was treated with Fluorouracile Teva (dosage:750 Milligram Daily;, start time: Jun 10, 2011), combined with:
  • 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)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Hypokalaemia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypokalaemia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracile Teva treatment in female patients suffering from gastric cancer,osteoporosis, resulting in Hypokalaemia.

Vomiting, Dehydration, Hypokalaemia

A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: metastatic gastric cancer started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: 800 Mg/m2 Daily;) on May 03, 2011. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Hypokalaemia
. 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 Hypokalaemia.
Pancreatitis, Hypokalaemia

A patient from US was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Jan 03, 2013. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: pancreatitis, hypokalaemia Additional patient health information: male , 58 years of age, weighting 127.3 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Hypokalaemia, Bronchitis, Pyrexia

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracile Teva Hypokalaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): adenocarcinoma of colon and used Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 1810 Milligram Daily; Concentrate For Injectable Solution) starting Oct 20, 2012. Soon after starting Fluorouracile Teva the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Bronchitis
  • Pyrexia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Avastin (370 Milligram Daily; Concentrate For Injectable Solution)
  • Rivotril
The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracile Teva demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypokalaemia, may still occur.
Dehydration, Hypokalaemia, Diarrhoea, Mucosal Inflammation

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Oct 21, 2013 by a Female taking Fluorouracil (dosage: 5811 Milligram Daily;) was diagnosed with and. Location: BE , 66 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: dehydration, hypokalaemia, diarrhoea, mucosal inflammation. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Hypokalaemia, Neutropenia

This Hypokalaemia problem was reported by a physician from BE. A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): metastatic gastric cancer.On Mar 05, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: Cycle 1 (1 In 21 D)). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Neutropenia
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 Hypokalaemia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Febrile Neutropenia, Hypokalaemia, Stomatitis, Hypercalcaemia

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from TH. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: cholangiocarcinoma and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: 600 Mg/m2, Cyclic) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Mitomycin (7 Mg/m2, Cyclic, 1xday)
  • Decostriol (12 Ug, Am And Pm, On 3 Consecutive Days Weekly, For 4 Consecutive Weeks)
  • Leucovorin (200 Mg/m2, Cyclic For 5 Days)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Stomatitis
  • Hypercalcaemia
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Hypokalaemia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hypokalaemia, Decreased Appetite, Febrile Neutropenia, Mucosal Inflammation, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Eating Disorder, Abdominal Pain Upper, Nausea

This Hypokalaemia side effect was reported by a physician from BE on Nov 13, 2013. A female patient from BE , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: hypokalaemia, decreased appetite, febrile neutropenia, mucosal inflammation, dehydration, diarrhoea, eating disorder, abdominal pain upper, nausea. Fluorouracil dosage: 5811 Mg (800 Mg/m2/day), (1 In 21 D). The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Hypokalaemia, Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Fungal Infection, Oesophageal Infection, Febrile Neutropenia, Mucosal Inflammation

This Hypokalaemia side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: metastatic gastric cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: 1 In 21 D), which was started on Mar 16, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cddp (1 In 21 D)
  • Atacand
  • Ortho-gynest
  • Olamine(piroctone Ethanolamine)
  • Neurobion
  • Barexal (Prn)
  • Imodium (Prn)
  • Bicarbonate Buccal, Mouth Wash(sodium Bicarbonate) (sodium Bicarbonate
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Nausea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fungal Infection
  • Oesophageal Infection
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Mucosal Inflammation
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Hypokalaemia, Neutropenia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

This Hypokalaemia Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 12, 2013. A Female , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Neutropenia
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Cisplatin
  • Pegfilgrastim
The patient was hospitalized.
Ileus Paralytic, Subileus, Hypokalaemia, Shock, Atrial Flutter, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Blood Phosphorus Decreased, Bundle Branch Block Right

This is a Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) side effect report of a 72-year-old patient (weight:NA) from IT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: colorectal cancer metastatic, who was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (dosage:NA, start time: Nov 15, 2012), combined with:
  • Aflibercept (aflibercept) Solution For Injection (Every Other Week Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified)))
  • Irinotecan (irinotecan)
  • Leucovorin /00566701/ (leucovorin-folinic Acid)
  • Ace Inhibitors
  • Diuretics
  • Lansoprazole
  • Insulin
  • Digoxin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Hypokalaemia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ileus Paralytic
  • Subileus
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Shock
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
  • Blood Phosphorus Decreased
  • Bundle Branch Block Right
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 (fluorouracil) treatment in patients suffering from colorectal cancer metastatic, resulting in Hypokalaemia.
Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Hypokalaemia, Neutropenia

A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR with the following symptoms: oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma started Fluorouracile Pfizer treatment (dosage: Daily From Day 1 To Day 5) on Nov 26, 2012. Soon after starting Fluorouracile Pfizer treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Neutropenia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatin (30 Mg Daily From Day 1 To Day 5)
  • Neulasta (1 Injection, Every 3 Weeks)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracile Pfizer side effects, such as Hypokalaemia.
Hypokalaemia, Hyponatraemia, Fatigue, Hypomagnesaemia, Nausea, Vomiting, Dehydration, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased

A patient from MX was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Jan 25, 2013. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: hypokalaemia, hyponatraemia, fatigue, hypomagnesaemia, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, white blood cell count decreased, neutrophil count decreased Additional patient health information: male , 46 years of age, weighting 108.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: 1000 Mg/m2, Cyclic, On Days 1-4. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatin (100 Mg/m2, Cyclic On Day 1)
The patient was hospitalized.
Febrile Neutropenia, Diarrhoea, Pancytopenia, Anaemia, Hypokalaemia, Leukopenia, Epistaxis, Pyrexia

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Hypokalaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): head and neck cancer and used Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting 2010. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pancytopenia
  • Anaemia
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Epistaxis
  • Pyrexia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypokalaemia, may still occur.
Hypokalaemia, Hypomagnesaemia, Dehydration, Asthenia, Nausea

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Oct 08, 2012 by a Female taking Fluorouracil (dosage: 800 Mg/m2 Daily;) was diagnosed with and. Location: ES , 41 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: hypokalaemia, hypomagnesaemia, dehydration, asthenia, nausea. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cisplatin (80 Mg/m2 Daily;)
  • Pantoprazole
  • Metoclopramide Hydrochloride
  • Ceftriaxone Sodium
  • Ipratropium Bromide
The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Hypokalaemia

This Hypokalaemia problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 71-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colon cancer.On Jun 04, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracile Pfizer (dosage: 2400 Mg, Single). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Irinotecan (360 Mg, Single)
  • Avastin (450 Mg, Single)
  • Folinic Acid (Unk)
When commencing Fluorouracile Pfizer, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypokalaemia
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 Hypokalaemia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Hypokalaemia, Neutropenia

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: metastatic gastric cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: 5811 Milligram Daily; Cycle 1) starting Mar 05, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Neutropenia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Hypokalaemia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hypothyroidism, Hyponatraemia, Hypokalaemia

This Hypokalaemia side effect was reported by a health professional from FRANCE on Jun 04, 2012. A female patient from FRANCE , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: hypothyroidism, hyponatraemia, hypokalaemia. Fluorouracil dosage: Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified).
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Sodium Chloride (sodium Chlorde)
  • Zopiclone (zopiclone)
  • Smecta (smecta /00837601/) (diosmectal)
  • Transipeg (macrogol) (macrogol)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (See Image)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (See Image)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (See Image)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (See Image)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Hypokalaemia Causes and Reviews


Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to work properly. It is a type of electrolyte. It helps your nerves to function and muscles to contract. It helps your heartbeat stay regular. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure.

Many people get all the potassium they need from what they eat and drink. Sources of potassium in the diet include

  • Leafy greens, such as spinach and collards
  • Fruit from vines, such as grapes and blackberries
  • Root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes
  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit

Your kidneys help to keep the right amount of potassium in your body. If you have chronic kidney disease, your kidneys may not remove extra potassium from the blood. Some medicines also can raise your potassium level. You may need a special diet to lower the amount of potassium that you eat.


Fluorouracil Hypokalaemia 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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