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Fluorouracil Pancytopenia Side Effects

Fluorouracil Pancytopenia Side Effect Reports


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

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



Pancytopenia, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Blood Potassium Decreased, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Large Intestine Perforation, Oesophagitis, Dehydration, Mucosal Inflammation

This Pancytopenia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer metastatic. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (folinic Acid)
  • Oxaliplatin (oxaliplatin) (oxaliplatin)
When starting to take Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pancytopenia
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
  • Large Intestine Perforation
  • Oesophagitis
  • Dehydration
  • Mucosal Inflammation
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil).
Pancytopenia, Mucosal Inflammation, Dehydration, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Large Intestine Perforation, Peritonitis, Pain

This Pancytopenia Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a physician from US on Feb 11, 2014. A Female , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pancytopenia
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Dehydration
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Large Intestine Perforation
  • Peritonitis
  • Pain
. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Folinic Acid
  • Oxaliplatin
The patient was hospitalized.
Mucosal Inflammation, Oesophagitis, Pain, Dehydration, Pancytopenia, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Large Intestine Perforation, Peritonitis, Factor Vii Deficiency

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer metastatic, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:400 Mg/m2, Single Push, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Pancytopenia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Oesophagitis
  • Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Pancytopenia
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Large Intestine Perforation
  • Peritonitis
  • Factor Vii Deficiency
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 colon cancer metastatic, resulting in Pancytopenia.

Pancytopenia, Mucosal Inflammation, Oesophagitis, Pain, Dehydration, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Large Intestine Perforation, Peritonitis, Delirium

A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: colon cancer metastatic started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: 400 Mg/m2, Iv Push) on NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pancytopenia
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Oesophagitis
  • Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Large Intestine Perforation
  • Peritonitis
  • Delirium
. 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 Pancytopenia.
Asthenia, Pancytopenia

A female patient from IT was prescribed and started Fluorouracil Teva on Dec 23, 2013. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: asthenia, pancytopenia Additional patient health information: Female , 60 years of age, weighting 125.7 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil Teva dosage: 695 Milligram Daily;. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metotressato Teva (46.3 Milligram Daily;)
  • Endoxan Baxter (695 Milligram Daily; Powder For Solution For Injection)
  • Pantoprazolo Sodico (80 Milligram Daily;)
  • Oxicodone Cloridrato (80 Milligram Daily;)
  • Zofran (8 Milligram Daily;)
  • Desametasone Fosfato Hospira (20 Milligram Daily;)
  • Zarzio 60mu/ml (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
  • Ferlixit (2 Dosage Forms Daily;)
The patient was hospitalized.
Oropharyngeal Pain, Odynophagia, Nausea, Vomiting, Ileus, Sepsis, Pancytopenia, Pyrexia, Septic Shock

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Pancytopenia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 76-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngeal cancer and used Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Oct 04, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Odynophagia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Ileus
  • Sepsis
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pyrexia
  • Septic Shock
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Insulin/humalog
  • Metoprolol
  • Diovan
  • Glucerna
The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pancytopenia, may still occur.
Jejunal Perforation, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Tachycardia, Hypovolaemia, Septic Shock, Acute Respiratory Failure, Renal Tubular Necrosis, Pancytopenia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 30, 2013 by a male taking Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 68 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: jejunal perforation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, tachycardia, hypovolaemia, septic shock, acute respiratory failure, renal tubular necrosis, pancytopenia. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Histiocytosis Haematophagic, Pyrexia, Lethargy, Pancytopenia, Hypofibrinogenaemia, Hypertriglyceridaemia, Serum Ferritin Increased, Splenomegaly, Shock

This Pancytopenia problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 56-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): squamous cell carcinoma.On NS a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Cisplatin
  • Taxotere
  • Hydralazine
  • Furosemide
  • Levothyroxine
  • Lisinopril
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Metoprolol
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Histiocytosis Haematophagic
  • Pyrexia
  • Lethargy
  • Pancytopenia
  • Hypofibrinogenaemia
  • Hypertriglyceridaemia
  • Serum Ferritin Increased
  • Splenomegaly
  • Shock
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 Pancytopenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Multi-organ Failure, Pancytopenia, Renal Failure

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: small intestine adenocarcinoma and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Folinic Acid
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Irinotecan
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Multi-organ Failure
  • Pancytopenia
  • Renal Failure
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Pancytopenia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pancytopenia, Pneumonia

This Pancytopenia side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Nov 30, 2012. A female patient from US , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil Injection, Usp (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil). Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: pancytopenia, pneumonia. Fluorouracil Injection, Usp (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Irinotecan (irinotecan) (360 Mg Over 90 Minutes)
  • Leucovorin Calcium
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil Injection, Usp (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil).
Renal Failure Acute, Pancytopenia, Dyspnoea

This Pancytopenia side effect was reported by a physician from IT. A 57-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: laryngeal cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 1g/20ml, 7500 Mg Total), which was started on Mar 06, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatino Teva Italia (0.5 Mg/ml, 140 Mg Total)
  • Erbitux (5mg/ml, 600 Mg Total)
  • Aloxi (250 Microgram Daily;)
  • Magnesio Solfato S.a.l.f. (2 Gram Daily;)
  • Sodio Cloruro Con Potassio Cloruro Baxter (20 Milliequivalents Daily;)
When starting to take Fluorouracile Teva the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Pancytopenia
  • Dyspnoea
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracile Teva.
Neutropenia, Pancytopenia, Hepatic Failure, Hyperbilirubinaemia

This Pancytopenia Fluorouracile side effect was reported by a physician from IT on Mar 21, 2013. A male , 79 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracile. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Hyperbilirubinaemia
. Fluorouracile dosage: 2400 Milligram Daily;. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Irinotecan (200 Milligram Daily;)
  • Erbitux (400 Milligram Daily;)
The patient was hospitalized.
Pancytopenia, Colon Cancer, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:Intravenous Bolus, start time: Mar 08, 2012), combined with:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Calcium Levofolinate (calcium Levofolinate) (calcium Levofolinate)
  • Avastin (bevacizumab) (bevacizumab)
  • Urso (ursodeoxycholic Acid) (ursodeoxycholic Acid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pancytopenia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pancytopenia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Malignant Neoplasm Progression
  • Neutrophil Count Decreased
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracil treatment in female patients suffering from colon cancer, resulting in Pancytopenia.
Mucosal Inflammation, Clostridial Infection, Pancytopenia

A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: colon cancer metastatic started Fluorouracile treatment (dosage: 3936 Milligram Daily;) on Jan 07, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracile treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Clostridial Infection
  • Pancytopenia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracile side effects, such as Pancytopenia.
Multi-organ Failure, Cardiac Failure Congestive, Renal Failure Acute, Renal Failure Chronic, Respiratory Failure, Leukoencephalopathy, Pancytopenia, Hypotension, Nausea

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Nov 15, 2012. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: multi-organ failure, cardiac failure congestive, renal failure acute, renal failure chronic, respiratory failure, leukoencephalopathy, pancytopenia, hypotension, nausea Additional patient health information: Female , 51 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Leucovorin (Unk)
  • Oxaliplatin (Unk)
  • Irinotecan (Unk)
Febrile Neutropenia, Diarrhoea, Pancytopenia, Anaemia, Hypokalaemia, Leukopenia, Epistaxis, Pyrexia

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Pancytopenia 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 Pancytopenia, may still occur.
Pyrexia, Mucosal Inflammation, Pancytopenia, Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia, Pain

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on May 16, 2012 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: 3000 Mg/m2, Cyclic) was diagnosed with and. Location: FRANCE , 70 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: pyrexia, mucosal inflammation, pancytopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, pain. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Methylprednisolone (60 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Leucovorin Calcium (400 Mg/m2, Cyclic)
  • Morphine (Unk)
  • Lovenox (0.4 Ml, Unk)
  • Leucovorin Calcium (400 Mg/m2, Cyclic)
  • Irbesartan (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Atrial Fibrillation, Febrile Neutropenia, Diarrhoea, Pancytopenia

This Pancytopenia problem was reported by a health professional from FRANCE. A 77-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): rectal cancer recurrent.On Jan 06, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: Every Cycle). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (Unk)
  • Oramorph Sr (Unk)
  • Eloxatin (Every Cycle)
  • Granocyte (Unk)
  • Tanakan (Unk)
  • Paroxetine Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Vastarel ^servier^ (Unk)
  • Irinotecan Hcl (Every Cycle)
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pancytopenia
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 Pancytopenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pancytopenia, Myasthenic Syndrome, Lymphopenia, Oesophageal Carcinoma, Renal Failure Acute, Sepsis, Anaemia, Stomatitis

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SWITZERLAND. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: oesophageal carcinoma,myasthenia gravis and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Feb 08, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prednisone Tab (Dose Not Changed)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (cellcept)
  • Cisplatin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pancytopenia
  • Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Lymphopenia
  • Oesophageal Carcinoma
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Sepsis
  • Anaemia
  • Stomatitis
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Pancytopenia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pancytopenia

This Pancytopenia side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Mar 20, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, weighting 103.2 lb, was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: pancytopenia. Fluorouracil dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Bevacizumab (Dos)
  • Oxaliplatin
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Pancytopenia 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.

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Fluorouracil Pancytopenia 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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