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Fluorouracil Sepsis Side Effects

Fluorouracil Sepsis Side Effect Reports


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

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



Sepsis, Perineal Fistula

This Sepsis side effect was reported by a health professional from DK. A 70-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: rectal cancer metastatic. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Irinotecan
  • Bevacizumab
  • Folinic Acid
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Sepsis
  • Perineal Fistula
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Febrile Neutropenia, Hyperpyrexia, Sepsis, Apathy, Sopor

This Sepsis Fluorouracile Teva side effect was reported by a physician from IT on Feb 10, 2014. A male , 74 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracile Teva. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Hyperpyrexia
  • Sepsis
  • Apathy
  • Sopor
. Fluorouracile Teva dosage: 2500 Milligram Daily;. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Calcio Levofolinato Teva (312 Milligram Daily; Powder For Solution For Infusion)
  • Campto (100 Milligram Daily; Concentrate For Solution For Infusion)
  • Atropina Solfato (.25 Milligram Daily;)
  • Irbesartan (300 Milligram Daily;)
  • Zofran (8 Milligram Daily;)
  • Humalog 100u/l (9 Dosage Forms Daily;)
The patient was hospitalized.
Sepsis, Diverticulitis, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Stomatitis, Neutropenia, Hyperpyrexia

This is a Fluorouracile Teva side effect report of a 74-year-old patient (weight:NA) from IT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: gastric cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracile Teva (dosage:2490 Milligram Daily;, start time: Sep 10, 2013), combined with:
  • Cisplatino Hospira (90.71 Milligram Daily;)
  • Farmorubicina (75.59 Milligram Daily; Powder For Solution For Infusion)
  • Pantoprazolo Sodico (40 Milligram Daily;)
  • Tationil (3175 Milligram Daily; Powder And Solvent For Solution For Injection)
  • Aloxi 250 Mcg (250 Microgram Daily;)
  • Desametasone Fosfato Hospira (20 Milligram Daily;)
  • Zarzio 30 Mu (1 Dosage Forms Daily;)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Sepsis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Sepsis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomatitis
  • Neutropenia
  • Hyperpyrexia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracile Teva treatment in patients suffering from gastric cancer, resulting in Sepsis.

Neutropenia, Sepsis, Anaemia

A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: breast cancer started Fluorouracile treatment (dosage: 950 Milligram Daily;) on Oct 01, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracile treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Neutropenia
  • Sepsis
  • Anaemia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Endoxan Baxter (950 Milligram Daily; Powder For Solution For Injection)
  • Metotrexato Hospira (60 Milligram Daily;)
  • Isoptin 240 Mg
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracile side effects, such as Sepsis.
Febrile Neutropenia, Dyspnoea, Sepsis, Respiratory Failure, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

A patient from TH was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Feb 20, 2014. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: febrile neutropenia, dyspnoea, sepsis, respiratory failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation Additional patient health information: male , 27 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aflibercept (aflibercept) (solution For Infusion) (aflibercept)
  • Irinotecan (irinotecan) (solution For Infusion) (irinotecan)
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (solution For Infusion) (folinic Acid)
  • Serontonin Antagonists (serotonin Antagonists)
  • Corticosteroids (corticosteroids)
  • Anticholinergics (anticholinergics)
  • Metoclopramide (metoclopramide) (metoclopramide)
  • Lorazepam (lorazepam) (lorazepam)
The patient was hospitalized.
Oropharyngeal Pain, Odynophagia, Nausea, Vomiting, Ileus, Sepsis, Pancytopenia, Pyrexia, Septic Shock

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Sepsis 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 Sepsis, may still occur.
Diarrhoea, Sepsis, Anaemia, Platelet Disorder

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Dec 13, 2013 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: IT , 63 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: diarrhoea, sepsis, anaemia, platelet disorder. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Irinotecan
  • Aflibercept
  • Leucovorin
  • Belladonna Alkaloids (atropa Belladona Extract) (atropa Belladonna Extract)
  • Corticosteroids (corticosteroids)
  • Serotonin Antagonist (serotonin Antagonist)
  • Antithrombotic Agents (antithrobotic Agents)
  • Loperamide (loperamide )(loperamide)
The patient was hospitalized.
Mucosal Inflammation, Diarrhoea, Febrile Bone Marrow Aplasia, Sepsis

This Sepsis problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): laryngeal cancer.On Jul 11, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracile Pfizer (dosage: 8740 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Solu-medrol (60 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Cisplatin (175 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Taxotere (175 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Zophren (8 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Plitican (100 Mg, 1x/day)
When commencing Fluorouracile Pfizer, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Febrile Bone Marrow Aplasia
  • Sepsis
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 Sepsis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Sepsis, Haemoglobin Decreased, Haematocrit Decreased, Lymphocyte Percentage Decreased, Monocyte Percentage Decreased

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 57-year-old patient (weight: NA) from TH. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: colorectal cancer metastatic and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Aug 21, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (solution For Infusion) (folinic Acid)
  • Irinotecan
  • Aflibercept
  • Serotonin Antagonists
  • Corticosteroids
  • Loperamide
  • Plasil (metoclopramide Hydrochloride)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Sepsis
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • Haematocrit Decreased
  • Lymphocyte Percentage Decreased
  • Monocyte Percentage Decreased
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Sepsis and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Pelvic Abscess, Sepsis, Pelvic Pain, Diarrhoea

This Sepsis side effect was reported by a physician from PT on Dec 31, 2013. A female patient from PT , 67 years of age, weighting 127.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: systemic inflammatory response syndrome, pelvic abscess, sepsis, pelvic pain, diarrhoea. Fluorouracil dosage: 400 Mg/m2, Bolus On Day One Every 14 Days Followed By 2400mg/m2 On Days One And Two. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Renal Failure, Febrile Neutropenia, Sepsis, Diarrhoea, Mucosal Inflammation, Dehydration

This Sepsis side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 65-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: colorectal cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Folinic Acid
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Renal Failure
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Sepsis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Dehydration
These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Acute Respiratory Failure, Toxicity To Various Agents, Sepsis, Pyrexia, Melaena, Neurotoxicity, Leukopenia

This Sepsis Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a health professional from ES on Jul 17, 2013. A Female , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Sepsis
  • Pyrexia
  • Melaena
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Leukopenia
. Fluorouracil dosage: Dose Administered As Intravenous Bolus On Day 1. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Febrile Neutropenia, Sepsis, Diarrhoea, Mucosal Inflammation, Dehydration, Renal Failure

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 65-year-old patient (weight:NA) from FR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: colorectal cancer, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Folinic Acid
, and developed a serious reaction and a Sepsis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Sepsis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Dehydration
  • Renal Failure
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 colorectal cancer, resulting in Sepsis.
Renal Failure, Febrile Neutropenia, Sepsis, Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Mucosal Inflammation

A 65-year-old patient (weight: NA) from FR with the following symptoms: colorectal cancer started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Sepsis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
  • Mucosal Inflammation
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Folinic Acid
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Sepsis.
Renal Failure, Febrile Neutropenia, Sepsis, Diarrhoea, Mucosal Inflammation, Dehydration

A patient from FR was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Jun 28, 2013. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: renal failure, febrile neutropenia, sepsis, diarrhoea, mucosal inflammation, dehydration Additional patient health information: Patient , 65 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxaliplatin (Unk)
  • Folinic Acid (Unk)
Renal Failure, Febrile Neutropenia, Sepsis, Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Mucosal Inflammation

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Sepsis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old patient from FR (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): colorectal cancer and used Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Sepsis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
  • Mucosal Inflammation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Folinic Acid
Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sepsis, may still occur.
Malaise, Pleuritic Pain, Respiratory Failure, Sepsis

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jan 22, 2013 by a male taking Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 73 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: malaise, pleuritic pain, respiratory failure, sepsis. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aflibercept
  • Irinotecan
  • Leucovorin
  • Lansoprazole
  • Co-codamol
  • Movicol
  • Loperamide
  • Rectogesic
The patient was hospitalized.
Sepsis, Large Intestine Perforation

This Sepsis problem was reported by a physician from BE. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): colorectal cancer metastatic.On Oct 01, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: 400 Mg/m2 Daily;). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Sepsis
  • Large Intestine Perforation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sepsis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Enterocolitis Fungal, Neutropenia, Sepsis, Haematochezia, Mucous Stools, Hypophagia, Systemic Candida

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AU. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: scleroderma and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nystatin (Unk)
  • Tamoxifen (Unk)
  • Effexor /01233801/ (Unk)
  • Nifedipine (Unk)
  • Gabapentin (Unk)
  • Esomeprazole (Unk)
  • Frusemide /00032601/ (Unk)
  • Perindopril (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Enterocolitis Fungal
  • Neutropenia
  • Sepsis
  • Haematochezia
  • Mucous Stools
  • Hypophagia
  • Systemic Candida
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Sepsis and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Clostridium Difficile Colitis, Sepsis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Neutropenia

This Sepsis side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Sep 27, 2012. A female patient from US , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: clostridium difficile colitis, sepsis, deep vein thrombosis, neutropenia. Fluorouracil dosage: Df; Every Cycle. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Sepsis Causes and Reviews


Sepsis is a serious illness. It happens when your body has an overwhelming immune response to a bacterial infection. The chemicals released into the blood to fight the infection trigger widespread inflammation. This leads to blood clots and leaky blood vessels. They cause poor blood flow, which deprives your body's organs of nutrients and oxygen. In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops and the heart weakens, leading to septic shock.

Anyone can get Sepsis, but the risk is higher in

  • People with weakened immune systems
  • Infants and children
  • The elderly
  • People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease
  • People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma

Common symptoms of Sepsis are fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion, and disorientation. Doctors diagnose Sepsis using a blood test to see if the number of white blood cells is abnormal. They also do lab tests that check for signs of infection.

People with Sepsis are usually treated in hospital intensive care units. Doctors try to treat the infection, sustain the vital organs, and prevent a drop in blood pressure. Many patients receive oxygen and intravenous (IV) fluids. Other types of treatment, such as respirators or kidney dialysis, may be necessary. Sometimes, surgery is needed to clear up an infection.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences


Fluorouracil Sepsis 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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