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Fluorouracil Myocardial Infarction Side Effects

Fluorouracil Myocardial Infarction Side Effect Reports


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

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



Myocardial Infarction, Convulsion

This Myocardial Infarction side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 21-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Avastin
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Leucovorin
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Convulsion
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Myocardial Infarction

This Myocardial Infarction Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a health professional from AUSTRALIA on Jul 16, 2010. A male , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Myocardial Infarction
. Fluorouracil dosage: 1 G/ Mm. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Cisplatin
The patient was hospitalized.
Chest Pain, Electrocardiogram St Segment Depression, Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, Myocardial Infarction, Ventricular Tachycardia

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 66-year-old patient (weight:NA) from AUSTRALIA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: oesophageal adenocarcinoma, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:1000 Mg/m2, Days 1-4, 3-weekly Cycles, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Cisplatin (70 Mg/m2 Day 1)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Myocardial Infarction side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Chest Pain
  • Electrocardiogram St Segment Depression
  • Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
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 patients suffering from oesophageal adenocarcinoma, resulting in Myocardial Infarction.

Cardiac Arrest, Dystonia, Fall, Hypothermia, Hypoxic Encephalopathy, Intracranial Haematoma, Muscle Rigidity, Myocardial Infarction, Rib Fracture

A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AUSTRALIA with the following symptoms: colon cancer started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on Jul 27, 2009. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Dystonia
  • Fall
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypoxic Encephalopathy
  • Intracranial Haematoma
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Rib Fracture
. 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 Myocardial Infarction.
Myocardial Infarction

A female patient from JAPAN was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Aug 20, 2009. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: myocardial infarction Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 103.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Myocardial Infarction

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Myocardial Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): colorectal cancer and used Fluorouracil (dosage: Every 2 Weeks) starting Apr 01, 2002. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Myocardial Infarction
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Folinic Acid (Once Every Two Weeks)
  • Ag-013,736 (axitinib)
  • Oxaliplatin (Once Every 2 Weeks)
  • Bevacizumab (Once Every Two Weeks)
  • Atenolol
The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myocardial Infarction, may still occur.
Myocardial Infarction

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 04, 2008 by a Female taking Fluorouracil (dosage: 592mg Iv Bolus D1+d2 Followed By 5-fu 3552mg Over 46-hour Continuous Infusion.) . Location: PORTUGAL , weighting 130.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: myocardial infarction. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Cipralex
  • Mirtazapine
Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Ventricular Fibrillation

This Myocardial Infarction problem was reported by a pharmacist from IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF). A 69-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): lung neoplasm malignant.On Jan 01, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myocardial Infarction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Myocardial Infarction

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: colorectal cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Oct 29, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Myocardial Infarction
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Myocardial Infarction and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Chest Pain, Myocardial Infarction

This Myocardial Infarction side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on May 05, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: chest pain, myocardial infarction. Fluorouracil dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Eloxatin
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Chest Pain, Infusion Related Reaction, Myocardial Infarction, Troponin Increased

This Myocardial Infarction side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: oesophageal adenocarcinoma. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: 2716 Mg Over 7 Days Iv), which was started on Jan 31, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Chest Pain
  • Infusion Related Reaction
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Troponin Increased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Catheterisation Cardiac Abnormal, Myocardial Infarction, Myocardial Ischaemia

This Myocardial Infarction Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 17, 2009. A male , weighting 207.2 lb, was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Catheterisation Cardiac Abnormal
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Myocardial Ischaemia
. Fluorouracil dosage: 5832 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Leucovorin Calcium (836 Mg)
  • Eloxatin (178 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Myocardial Infarction

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: colorectal cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:Every 2 Weeks, start time: Apr 01, 2002), combined with:
  • Folinic Acid (Once Every Two Weeks)
  • Ag-013,736 (axitinib)
  • Oxaliplatin (Once Every 2 Weeks)
  • Bevacizumab (Once Every Two Weeks)
  • Atenolol
, and developed a serious reaction and a Myocardial Infarction side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myocardial Infarction
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 patients suffering from colorectal cancer, resulting in Myocardial Infarction.
Myocardial Infarction

A female patient (weight: NA) from PORTUGAL with the following symptoms: NA started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: 592mg Iv Bolus D1+d2 Followed By 5-fu 3552mg Over 46-hour Continuous Infusion.) on Nov 01, 2007. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Myocardial Infarction
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Cipralex
  • Mirtazapine
  • Leucovorin Calcium
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Myocardial Infarction.
Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Cardiac Disorder, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Ischaemic Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Infarction, Nausea, Performance Status Decreased, Therapeutic Agent Toxicity

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on May 19, 2008. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: activities of daily living impaired, cardiac disorder, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, ischaemic cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, nausea, performance status decreased, therapeutic agent toxicity Additional patient health information: male , weighting 174.2 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Fluorouracil dosage: 4000 Mg. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Leucovorin Calcium (4000 Mg)
  • Crestor
Arteriospasm Coronary, Cardiotoxicity, Myocardial Infarction, Ventricular Fibrillation

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Myocardial Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old patient from NEW ZEALAND (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): colon cancer metastatic and used Fluorouracil (dosage: 725mg Bolus, 9 Fortnightly Cycles, Intravenous, 4400mg Over 46 Hours, Intravenous) starting NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Arteriospasm Coronary
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Irinotecan Hcl
  • Leucovorin Calcium
Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myocardial Infarction, may still occur.
Blood Cholesterol Increased, Coronary Artery Occlusion, Myocardial Infarction, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Oct 15, 2007 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: 1app, Bid, Topical) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 60 years of age, weighting 276.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: blood cholesterol increased, coronary artery occlusion, myocardial infarction, type 2 diabetes mellitus. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Clonidine
  • Advair Diskus 100/50
The patient was hospitalized.
Myocardial Infarction, Ventricular Fibrillation

This Myocardial Infarction problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from NEW ZEALAND. A 70-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: Dose: 725 Mg Iv Bolus Followed By 4400mg Via Iv Infusion Over 46 Hours). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Irinotecan (Dose: 330 Mg Over 2 Hours)
  • Folinic Acid (Dose: 725 Mg Over 2 Hours)
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myocardial Infarction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Arteriospasm Coronary, Cardiac Arrest, Cardiotoxicity, Coma, Diarrhoea, Myocardial Infarction, Ventricular Fibrillation

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 70-year-old patient (weight: NA) from NEW ZEALAND. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: 725 Mg Bolus + 4400 Mg/46 Hrs, 9 Cycles, Intravenous) starting Aug 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan (330 Mg/2 Hrs, 9 Cycles, Intravenous)
  • Folinic Acid (725 Mg/2 Hrs, 9 Cycles, Intravenous)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Arteriospasm Coronary
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Coma
  • Diarrhoea
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Myocardial Infarction and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Abdominal Pain, Asthenia, Chest Pain, Cholecystitis, Hypoaesthesia, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Leukocytosis, Myocardial Infarction, Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

This Myocardial Infarction side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 28, 2007. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: abdominal pain, asthenia, chest pain, cholecystitis, hypoaesthesia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, leukocytosis, myocardial infarction, subarachnoid haemorrhage. Fluorouracil dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Leucovorin
  • Protonix (Unk)
  • Atenolol (Unk)
  • Nimodipine (Unk)
  • Folinic Acid
  • Prednisone Tab
  • Avastin
  • Eloxatin
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Myocardial Infarction Causes and Reviews


Each year almost 800,000 Americans have a heart attack. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart suddenly becomes blocked. Without the blood coming in, the heart can't get oxygen. If not treated quickly, the heart muscle begins to die. But if you do get quick treatment, you may be able to prevent or limit damage to the heart muscle. That's why it's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 911 if you or someone else is having them. You should call, even if you are not sure that it is a heart attack.

The most common symptoms in men and women are

  • Chest discomfort. It is often in center or left side of the chest. It usually lasts more than a few minutes. It may go away and come back. It can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. It also can feel like heartburn or indigestion.
  • Shortness of breath. Sometimes this is your only symptom. You may get it before or during the chest discomfort. It can happen when you are resting or doing a little bit of physical activity.
  • Discomfort in the upper body. You may feel pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, shoulders, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach.

You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and lightheadedness. You may break out in a cold sweat. Sometimes women will have different symptoms then men. For example, they are more likely to feel tired for no reason.

The most common cause of heart attacks is coronary artery disease (CAD). With CAD, there is a buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls or the arteries. This is atherosclerosis. It can build up for years. Eventually an area of plaque can rupture (break open). A blood clot can form around the plaque and block the artery.

A less common cause of heart attack is a severe spasm (tightening) of a coronary artery. The spasm cuts off blood flow through the artery.

At the hospital, health care providers make a diagnosis based on your symptoms, blood tests, and different heart health tests. Treatments may include medicines and medical procedures such as coronary angioplasty. After a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle changes can help you recover.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Fluorouracil Myocardial Infarction 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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