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Fluorouracil Pulmonary Embolism Side Effects

Fluorouracil Pulmonary Embolism Side Effect Reports


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

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



Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Oedema

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a health professional from IT. A 75-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracile Teva (dosage: 3280 Milligram Daily;), which was started on Jan 04, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan Hospira (131 Milligram Daily; Concentrate For Solution For Infusion)
  • Levofolene (410 Milligram Daily; Powder For Solution For Injection)
  • Atropina Solfato (.25 Milligram Daily;)
  • Ramipril (5 Milligram Daily;)
  • Erbitux (410 Milligram Daily;)
  • Zofran (8 Milligram Daily;)
  • Desametasone Fosfato Hospira (8 Milligram Daily;)
When starting to take Fluorouracile Teva the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Oedema
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracile Teva.
Pulmonary Embolism, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Pulmonary Embolism Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a health professional from RU on Jan 02, 2014. A male , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Aflibercept
  • Irinotecan
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (solution For Infusion) (folinic Acid)
  • Corticosteroids (corticosteroids)
  • Atropin (atropine Sulfate)
Pulmonary Embolism

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Rolapitant
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pulmonary Embolism side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
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 NA, resulting in Pulmonary Embolism.

Pulmonary Embolism, Colorectal Cancer Metastatic, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Asthenia

A 61-year-old patient (weight: NA) from IL with the following symptoms: colorectal cancer metastatic started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: Every Other Week, Intravenous Bolus?09/09/2012 - 09/09/2012) on Sep 09, 2012. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Colorectal Cancer Metastatic
  • Malignant Neoplasm Progression
  • Asthenia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aflibercept (Every Other Week, Intravenous Drip?09/09/2012 - 09/09/2012)
  • Irinotecan (Every Other Week, Intravenous Drip?09/09/2012 - 09/09/2012)
  • Leucovorin (Every Other Week, Intravenous Drip?09/09/2012 - 09/09/2012)
  • Diacerein
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism.
Rash, Hypertension, Disease Progression, Pulmonary Embolism

A patient from GERMANY was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Jul 15, 2011. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: rash, hypertension, disease progression, pulmonary embolism Additional patient health information: male , 60 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Leucovorin Sodium
  • Leucovorin Sodium
  • Irinotecan Hcl
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Avastin
  • Oxaliplatin
Disease Progression, Pelvic Mass, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Pulmonary Embolism 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: Total Dose Administered 15753 Mg) starting NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Disease Progression
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Bevacizumab (rhumab Vegf) (Total Dose Administered 1415 Mg)
  • Leucovorin Calcium (Total Dose Administered 2800 Mg)
  • Irinotecan Hcl (Total Dose Administered 1040 Mg)
Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Metastases To Bone, Neoplasm Progression, Pulmonary Embolism, Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased, Feeling Abnormal, Deep Vein Thrombosis

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jun 11, 2012 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 167.6 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: metastases to bone, neoplasm progression, pulmonary embolism, prostatic specific antigen increased, feeling abnormal, deep vein thrombosis. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Pralatrexate 148mg/m2 Allos
Cardiac Failure, Pulmonary Embolism

This Pulmonary Embolism problem was reported by a physician from GERMANY. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colon cancer metastatic.On Jul 20, 2009 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:
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Pulmonary Embolism
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pneumothorax, Pulmonary Embolism, Venous Thrombosis Limb, Impaired Healing, Pulmonary Fistula

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: colon cancer metastatic and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Jul 12, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Venous Thrombosis Limb
  • Impaired Healing
  • Pulmonary Fistula
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Pulmonary Embolism and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Cardiac Failure Congestive, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Infarction, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Embolism

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Apr 13, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 156.5 lb, was treated with Fluorouracil. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: cardiac failure congestive, cardio-respiratory arrest, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary infarction, pleural effusion, pulmonary embolism. Fluorouracil dosage: 875 Mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Ellence (174 Mg)
  • Cyclophosphamide (875 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Pulmonary Embolism, Transient Ischaemic Attack

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a physician from FRANCE. A 80-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: lung neoplasm. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on Aug 09, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levoleucovorin Calcium
  • Sotalol Hcl
  • Avastin
  • Irinotecan Hcl
  • Dexamethasone
  • Ondansetron
  • Emend
  • Aspirin
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Pulmonary Embolism, Neuropathy Peripheral, Bone Pain

This Pulmonary Embolism Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IRELAND on Oct 05, 2011. A male , 56 years of age, weighting 216.1 lb, was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Bone Pain
. Fluorouracil dosage: Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Oxaliplatin (Unk)
  • Motilium /00498201/
  • Zofran
  • Leucovorin Calcium (Unk)
  • Irinotecan Hcl
  • Imodium
  • Neulasta (6 Mg, 2 Times/wk)
  • Dexamethasone
Pulmonary Embolism

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 60-year-old patient (weight:NA) from CANADA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: head and neck cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:Inf : 2, Last Inf On 23jun11, start time: May 25, 2011), combined with:
  • Erbitux (Inf : 5, Last Inf On 07jul11)
  • Cisplatin (Inf : 2, Last Inf On 23jun11)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pulmonary Embolism side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracil treatment in patients suffering from head and neck cancer, resulting in Pulmonary Embolism.
Pulmonary Embolism

A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY with the following symptoms: oesophageal carcinoma started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 06, 2010. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatin
  • Cetuximab (Most Recent Infusion On 11oct2010)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism.
Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Metastases To Bone, Hypertension, Urinary Retention, Pulmonary Embolism, Urinary Tract Infection

A female patient from GERMANY was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Jul 15, 2011. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: intervertebral disc protrusion, metastases to bone, hypertension, urinary retention, pulmonary embolism, urinary tract infection Additional patient health information: Female , 78 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Arthralgia, Headache, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Pulmonary Embolism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from JAPAN (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Dec 01, 2009. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Arthralgia
  • Headache
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Transamin
  • Gamofa
The patient was hospitalized. Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Pulmonary Embolism

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 01, 2011 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: 171.4286 Mg/m2 (2400 Mg/m2, 1 In 14 D)) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 15 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: pulmonary embolism. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Oxaliplatin (1 In 14 D)
  • Avastin (0.3571 Mg/kg (5 Mg/kg, 1 In 14 D))
The patient was hospitalized.
Hiccups, Acne, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Embolism, Stomatitis

This Pulmonary Embolism problem was reported by a physician from JAPAN. A 72-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colorectal cancer.On Oct 13, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Calcium Levofolinate
  • Irinotecan Hydrochloride
  • Panitumumab (6 Mg/kg, Q2wk)
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Hiccups
  • Acne
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Stomatitis
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Hiccups, Interstitial Lung Disease, Stomatitis, Acne, Pulmonary Embolism

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 72-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Oct 13, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Panitumumab (6 Mg/kg, Q2wk)
  • Irinotecan Hydrochloride
  • Calcium Levofolinate
  • Panitumumab (6 Mg/kg, Q2wk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Hiccups
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Stomatitis
  • Acne
  • Pulmonary Embolism
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Pulmonary Embolism and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Pulmonary Embolism

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JAPAN on Dec 31, 2010. A patient from JAPAN , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: pulmonary embolism. Fluorouracil dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Avastin
  • Elplat
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Pulmonary Embolism Causes and Reviews


A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that can cause

  • Permanent damage to the affected lung
  • Low oxygen levels in your blood
  • Damage to other organs in your body from not getting enough oxygen

If a clot is large, or if there are many clots, pulmonary embolism can cause death.

Half the people who have pulmonary embolism have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they can include shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing up blood. Symptoms of a blood clot include warmth, swelling, pain, tenderness and redness of the leg. The goal of treatment is to break up clots and help keep other clots from forming.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Fluorouracil Pulmonary Embolism 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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