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Fluorouracil Platelet Count Decreased Side Effects

Fluorouracil Platelet Count Decreased Side Effect Reports


The following Fluorouracil Platelet Count Decreased side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Platelet Count Decreased, 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.



Off Label Use, Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome, Headache, Dyspnoea, Blood Pressure Increased, Acute Pulmonary Oedema, Platelet Count Decreased

This Platelet Count Decreased side effect was reported by a health professional from ES. A 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: adenocarcinoma of colon. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on 198702. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Mitomycin
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
  • Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Dyspnoea
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Acute Pulmonary Oedema
  • Platelet Count Decreased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Haematotoxicity, Tumour Haemorrhage, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased

This Platelet Count Decreased Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) side effect was reported by a health professional from JP on Feb 05, 2014. A male , weighting 94.80 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Haematotoxicity
  • Tumour Haemorrhage
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Neutrophil Count Decreased
. Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Cisplatin (cisplatin) (cisplatin)
  • Onetaxotere
  • Proemend (fosaprepitant Meglumine) (fosaprepitant Meglumine)
  • Dexart (dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate) (dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate)
  • Aloxi (palonosetron Hydrochloride) (palonosetron Hydrochloride)
White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Cystitis

This is a Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (solution For Infusion) (fluorouracil) side effect report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: cervix carcinoma,anal squamous cell carcinoma, who was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (solution For Infusion) (fluorouracil) (dosage:Intravenous, (not Otherwise Specified)?, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Platelet Count Decreased side effect. The patient presented with:
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Cystitis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (solution For Infusion) (fluorouracil) treatment in female patients suffering from cervix carcinoma,anal squamous cell carcinoma, resulting in Platelet Count Decreased.

Platelet Count Decreased, Blood Sodium Increased, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Rash, Candidiasis, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Red Blood Cell Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Haematocrit Decreased

A patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: cancer,metastasis,colorectal cancer metastatic started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on May 30, 2012. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Blood Sodium Increased
  • Blood Magnesium Decreased
  • Rash
  • Candidiasis
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
  • Red Blood Cell Count Decreased
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • Haematocrit Decreased
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Platelet Count Decreased.
Anorectal Infection, Platelet Count Decreased, Haemorrhage, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Colorectal Cancer

A patient from JP was prescribed and started Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) on May 10, 2013. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: anorectal infection, platelet count decreased, haemorrhage, white blood cell count decreased, colorectal cancer Additional patient health information: male , 63 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Leucovorin
Hepatic Failure, Haemoglobin Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Pain, Fatigue, Hypersomnia, C-reactive Protein Increased, Lipase Decreased

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Platelet Count Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient from DE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): colorectal cancer metastatic and used Fluorouracil (dosage: 640 Mg, Every Cycle, Intravenous Bolus) starting Feb 25, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Hypersomnia
  • C-reactive Protein Increased
  • Lipase Decreased
Drugs used concurrently:
  • 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
The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Platelet Count Decreased, may still occur.
Headache, Post Procedural Haemorrhage, Hypertension, Epistaxis, Gastric Haemorrhage, Platelet Count Decreased, Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Mar 27, 2013 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 48 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: headache, post procedural haemorrhage, hypertension, epistaxis, gastric haemorrhage, platelet count decreased, blood glucose increased, blood alkaline phosphatase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Ziv-aflibercept
  • Ziv-aflibercept
  • Irinotecan
  • Folinic Acid
  • Ranitidine
  • Ferrous Sulfate (ferrous Sulfate)
  • Aprepitant
  • Ondansetron (ondansetron)
Pancytopenia, Colon Cancer, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased

This Platelet Count Decreased problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colon cancer.On Mar 08, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: Intravenous Bolus). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Calcium Levofolinate (calcium Levofolinate) (calcium Levofolinate)
  • Avastin (bevacizumab) (bevacizumab)
  • Urso (ursodeoxycholic Acid) (ursodeoxycholic Acid)
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pancytopenia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Malignant Neoplasm Progression
  • Neutrophil Count Decreased
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Platelet Count Decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anaemia, Renal Failure Acute, Platelet Count Decreased, Haemodialysis

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) from ES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: rectal adenocarcinoma and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Folinic Acid (folinici Acid) (folinic Acid)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anaemia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Haemodialysis
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Platelet Count Decreased and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Splenomegaly, Platelet Count Decreased, Varices Oesophageal, Venoocclusive Liver Disease

This Platelet Count Decreased side effect was reported by a health professional from JP on Apr 11, 2013. A patient from JP , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil(fluorouracil)(injection)(fluor0uracil)?. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: splenomegaly, platelet count decreased, varices oesophageal, venoocclusive liver disease. Fluorouracil(fluorouracil)(injection)(fluor0uracil)? dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Oxaliplatin(oxaliplatin) (injection)(oxaliplatin)
  • Oxaliplatin(oxaliplatin) (injection)(oxaliplatin)
  • Avastin (bevacizumab) (injection) (bevacizumab)
  • Calcium Levofolinate (calcium Levofolinate) (calcium Levofolinate)
  • Kytril (granisetron Hydrochloride)
  • Decadron (dexamethasone)
  • Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate (dexchlorpheniramine Maleate)
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil(fluorouracil)(injection)(fluor0uracil)?.
Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis, Portal Hypertension, Platelet Count Decreased, Splenomegaly, Varicose Vein, Hepatic Fibrosis

This Platelet Count Decreased side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: rectal cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on Nov 04, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Calcuim Levofolinate (calcium Levofolinate)
  • Granisetron (granisetron) (granisetron)
  • Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate) (dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate)
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Splenomegaly
  • Varicose Vein
  • Hepatic Fibrosis
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis, Portal Hypertension, Platelet Count Decreased, Splenomegaly

This Platelet Count Decreased Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP on Apr 19, 2013. A Female , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Splenomegaly
. Fluorouracil dosage: Bolus. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Febrile Neutropenia, Fatigue, Platelet Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased

This is a Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) side effect report of a 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Epirubicin
  • Cyclophosphamide (cyclophosphamide)
  • Pegfilgrastim (pegfilgrastim)
  • Prednisolone
  • Ondansetron
  • Aprepitant
  • Emperal
  • Multivitamins
, and developed a serious reaction and a Platelet Count Decreased side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Fatigue
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
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 female patients suffering from breast cancer, resulting in Platelet Count Decreased.
Platelet Count Decreased

A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP with the following symptoms: oesophageal carcinoma,idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura started Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Platelet Count Decreased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prednisolone (Until Not Continuing?)
  • Docetaxel
  • Cisplatin
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) side effects, such as Platelet Count Decreased.
Intestinal Obstruction, Hypertension, Hypotension, Stomatitis, Pallor, Platelet Count Decreased

A patient from US was prescribed and started Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) on Oct 11, 2012. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: intestinal obstruction, hypertension, hypotension, stomatitis, pallor, platelet count decreased Additional patient health information: male , 72 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan
  • Axitinib
The patient was hospitalized.
Jaundice, Splenomegaly, Platelet Count Decreased, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Platelet Count Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old patient from JAPAN (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Fluorouracil (dosage: Dosage Is Uncertain. Folfiri Regimen) starting Oct 01, 2011. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Jaundice
  • Splenomegaly
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Irinotecan Hcl (Dosage Is Uncertain. Folfiri Regimen)
  • Xeloda (Dosage Is Uncertain.)
  • Avastin
  • Levoleucovorin Calcium (Dosage Is Uncertain. Folfox Regimen)
  • Avastin (Dosage Is Uncertain.)
  • Oxaliplatin (Dosage Is Uncertain. Folfox Regimen)
Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Platelet Count Decreased, may still occur.
Embolism, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Intestinal Ischaemia

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jan 26, 2012 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 145.3 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: embolism, neutrophil count decreased, platelet count decreased, blood bilirubin increased, intestinal ischaemia. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cetuximab
  • Aprepitant
  • Loperamide Hcl
  • Prochlorperazine Edisylate
  • Acetaminophen
  • Dexamethasone
  • Cisplatin
  • Cetuximab
The patient was hospitalized.
Platelet Count Decreased, Intestinal Ischaemia, Embolism, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Blood Bilirubin Increased

This Platelet Count Decreased problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): head and neck cancer.On Oct 29, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Cisplatin
  • Loperamide Hcl
  • Cisplatin
  • Cetuximab
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Intestinal Ischaemia
  • Embolism
  • Neutrophil Count Decreased
  • Blood Bilirubin Increased
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 Platelet Count Decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: 2400 Mg/m2, Q2wk) starting Aug 23, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Panitumumab (6 Mg/kg, Q2wk)
  • Aloxi (0.75 Mg, Unk)
  • Decadron (6.6 Mg, Unk)
  • Panitumumab (5 Mg/kg, Q2wk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Neutrophil Count Decreased
  • Platelet Count Decreased
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Platelet Count Decreased and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Large Intestine Perforation, Intestinal Fistula, Platelet Count Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased

This Platelet Count Decreased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JAPAN on Jan 05, 2012. A patient from JAPAN , 77 years of age, weighting 127.9 lb, was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: white blood cell count decreased, large intestine perforation, intestinal fistula, platelet count decreased, neutrophil count decreased. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Platelet Count Decreased Causes and Reviews


Platelets are little pieces of blood cells. Platelets help wounds heal and prevent bleeding by forming blood clots. Your bone marrow makes platelets. Problems can result from having too few or too many platelets, or from platelets that do not work properly.

If your blood has a low number of platelets, it is called thrombocytopenia. This can put you at risk for mild to serious bleeding. If your blood has too many platelets, you may have a higher risk of blood clots. With other platelet disorders, the platelets do not work as they should. For example, in von Willebrand Disease, the platelets cannot stick together or cannot attach to blood vessel walls. This can cause excessive bleeding.

Treatment of platelet disorders depends on the cause.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Fluorouracil Platelet Count Decreased 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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