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Fluorouracil Pneumonia Side Effects

Fluorouracil Pneumonia Side Effect Reports


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

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



Ascites, Disease Progression, Pneumonia

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a health professional from LT. A 49-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: rhabdoid tumour. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: 4 Cycles, Folfiri Regimen And Folfox Regimen), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan (4 Cycles, Folfiri Regimen, Folfox Regimen)
  • Folinic Acid (4 Cycles Folfiri Regimen, 4 Cycle Of Folfox)
  • Oxaliplatin (4 Cycles, Folfox Regimen)
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ascites
  • Disease Progression
  • Pneumonia
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Pneumonia, Neutropenia, Febrile Neutropenia

This Pneumonia Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a health professional from FR on Feb 07, 2014. A male , 62 years of age, was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pneumonia
  • Neutropenia
  • Febrile Neutropenia
. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Taxotere
  • Cisplatine
Pneumonia, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 70-year-old patient (weight:NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:800 Mg/m2, Qd On Days 1-5 Of A 28 Day Cycle, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Cisplatin (80 Mg/m2, Qd On Day 1)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pneumonia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pneumonia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
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 squamous cell carcinoma, resulting in Pneumonia.

Pneumonia

A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: colon cancer started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: 780 Mg Every 2 Weeks With Dosage Form 400 Mg/m2) on Mar 01, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pneumonia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Pneumonia.
Pancytopenia, Pneumonia

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Fluorouracil Injection, Usp (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) on Nov 30, 2012. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: pancytopenia, pneumonia Additional patient health information: Female , 63 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil Injection, Usp (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan (irinotecan) (360 Mg Over 90 Minutes)
  • Leucovorin Calcium
The patient was hospitalized.
Oesophageal Fistula, Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old patient from JP (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): oesophageal carcinoma and used Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Oesophageal Fistula
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory Failure
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Cisplatin
  • Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals (therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals) (61.2 Gy)
Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia, may still occur.
Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, Oesophageal Fistula

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Mar 22, 2013 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 70 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: respiratory failure, pneumonia, oesophageal fistula. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Cisplatin
Oesophageal Fistula, Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure

This Pneumonia problem was reported by a health professional from JP. A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): oesophageal carcinoma.On NS a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Cisplatin
  • Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals (therapeutic Pharm Aceuticals)
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Oesophageal Fistula
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory Failure
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Bone Marrow Failure, Pneumonia, Staphylococcal Infection, Fungal Infection, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Septic Shock

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 72-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JP. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: laryngeal cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: 700 Mg/m2 Few Day(s)) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatin (60 Mg/m2, Every Cycle Few Day(s))
  • Taxotere (60 Mg/m2, Every Cycle, Few Day(s))
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Staphylococcal Infection
  • Fungal Infection
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Septic Shock
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Pneumonia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Bone Marrow Failure, Pneumonia, Staphylococcal Infection, Fungal Infection, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Septic Shock, Agranulocytosis, Dialysis

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a health professional from JP on Feb 04, 2013. A patient from JP , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil). Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: bone marrow failure, pneumonia, staphylococcal infection, fungal infection, acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, agranulocytosis, dialysis. Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Cisplatin
  • Taxotere
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil (fluorouracil).
Pneumonia

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatin
  • Epirubicin
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pneumonia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Pneumonia, Disease Progression, Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma

This Pneumonia Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 04, 2013. A male , 68 years of age, weighting 169.8 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pneumonia
  • Disease Progression
  • Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma
. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:400 Mg/m2, Q2w, start time: Aug 21, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Pneumonia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pneumonia
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, resulting in Pneumonia.
Scar, Diarrhoea, Febrile Neutropenia, Pneumonia

A 74-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN with the following symptoms: gastric cancer started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: Dose Unit:600) on Dec 01, 2009. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Scar
  • Diarrhoea
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Pneumonia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatin (Dose Unit:60)
  • Taxotere (Dose Unit:60)
  • Solutions For Parenteral Nutrition
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Pneumonia.
Pneumonia, Pyrexia, Leukopenia

A patient from ITALY was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Feb 02, 2012. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: pneumonia, pyrexia, leukopenia Additional patient health information: male , 72 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: 3360 Mg, Cyclic. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan Hcl (270 Mg, Cyclic)
The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Fluorouracil (dosage: 12720 Mg) starting NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pneumonia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Leucovorin Calcium (3200 Mg)
  • Eloxatin (320 Mg)
  • Erbitux (4000 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia, may still occur.
Pneumonia, Leukocytosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Respiratory Failure, Pulmonary Fibrosis

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Dec 31, 2011 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) . Location: KOREA, REPUBLIC OF , 73 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: pneumonia, leukocytosis, interstitial lung disease, respiratory failure, pulmonary fibrosis. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Oxaliplatin (Total Dose Of 680 Mg/m^2)
Pneumonia

This Pneumonia problem was reported by a physician from GERMANY. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Sep 28, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pneumonia
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 Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neutropenia, Respiratory Failure, Septic Shock, Pneumonia

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: head and neck cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: On Day 1 -4) starting Sep 23, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Erbitux (23sep11=1d(d1ofcycle1only),30sep11-ong 250mg/m2(297mg)(on Day 1,8+15 Everycycle),last Dose On5oct11)
  • Cisplatin (Day 1 Every Cycle)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Neutropenia
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Septic Shock
  • Pneumonia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Pneumonia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Duodenal Ulcer Haemorrhage, Pneumonia, Pneumonia Aspiration

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a physician from JAPAN on Nov 25, 2011. A patient from JAPAN , weighting 114.6 lb, was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: duodenal ulcer haemorrhage, pneumonia, pneumonia aspiration. Fluorouracil dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Etodolac
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Fentanyl Citrate
  • Fentanyl Citrate
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Pneumonia Causes and Reviews


Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause Pneumonia. You can also get Pneumonia by inhaling a liquid or chemical. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems.

Symptoms of Pneumonia vary from mild to severe. See your doctor promptly if you

  • Have a high fever
  • Have shaking chills
  • Have a cough with phlegm that doesn't improve or gets worse
  • Develop shortness of breath with normal daily activities
  • Have chest pain when you breathe or cough
  • Feel suddenly worse after a cold or the flu

Your doctor will use your medical history, a physical exam, and lab tests to diagnose Pneumonia. Treatment depends on what kind you have. If bacteria are the cause, antibiotics should help. If you have viral Pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat it.

Preventing Pneumonia is always better than treating it. Vaccines are available to prevent pneumococcal Pneumonia and the flu. Other preventive measures include washing your hands frequently and not smoking.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Fluorouracil Pneumonia 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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