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Fluorouracil Septic Shock Side Effects

Fluorouracil Septic Shock Side Effect Reports


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

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



Oropharyngeal Pain, Odynophagia, Nausea, Vomiting, Ileus, Sepsis, Pancytopenia, Pyrexia, Septic Shock

This Septic Shock side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 76-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngeal cancer. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: NA), which was started on Oct 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Insulin/humalog
  • Metoprolol
  • Diovan
  • Glucerna
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Odynophagia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Ileus
  • Sepsis
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pyrexia
  • Septic Shock
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Jejunal Perforation, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Tachycardia, Hypovolaemia, Septic Shock, Acute Respiratory Failure, Renal Tubular Necrosis, Pancytopenia

This Septic Shock Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 30, 2013. A male , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Jejunal Perforation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypovolaemia
  • Septic Shock
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Renal Tubular Necrosis
  • Pancytopenia
. Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) (fluorouracil) dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Septic Shock

This is a Fluorouracile Pfizer side effect report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from FR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, who was treated with Fluorouracile Pfizer (dosage:1200 Mg, 1x/day (750 Mg/m2/day From Day 1 To Day 5), start time: Jun 24, 2013), combined with:
  • Taxotere (120 Mg, Cyclic (75 Mg/m2 On Day 1))
  • Cisplatine Mylan (120 Mg, Cyclic (75 Mg/m2 On Day 1))
  • Aprovel
  • Ogastroro
, and developed a serious reaction and a Septic Shock side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Septic Shock
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fluorouracile Pfizer treatment in female patients suffering from oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, resulting in Septic Shock.

Septic Shock, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Pyrexia, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Decreased, Febrile Neutropenia, Renal Failure Acute, White Blood Cell Count Decreased

A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from TH with the following symptoms: colorectal cancer metastatic started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on Aug 13, 2013. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Septic Shock
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia
  • Fatigue
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Febrile Neutropenia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aflibercept (aflibercept) (solution For Infusion) (aflibercept)
  • Irinotecan (irinotecan) (solution For Infusion) (irinotecan) (Every Other Week, Intravenous Drip)
  • Leucovorin (folinic Acid) (solution For Infusion) (folinic Acid)
  • Ace Inhibitors And Diuretics (ace Inhibitors And Diuretics_
  • Corticosteroids (corticosteroids)
  • Serotonin Antagonist (serotonin Antagonist)
  • Anticholinergics (anticholinergics)
  • Loperamide (loperamide)(loperamide)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Septic Shock.
Septic Shock, Interstitial Lung Disease, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Neutropenia, Device Related Infection

A female patient from JP was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Sep 09, 2013. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: septic shock, interstitial lung disease, disseminated intravascular coagulation, neutropenia, device related infection Additional patient health information: Female , 65 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Epirubicin (epirubicin) (epirubicin)
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Paclitaxel
Septic Shock, Pyelonephritis Acute, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Normal Newborn

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Septic Shock side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 29-year-old female patient from BE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Septic Shock
  • Pyelonephritis Acute
  • Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
  • Normal Newborn
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Carboplatin
Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Septic Shock, may still occur.
Bone Marrow Failure, Pleurisy, Renal Failure, Multi-organ Failure, Septic Shock, Dialysis, Chest Pain

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Mar 18, 2013 by a Female taking Fluorouracile Pfizer (dosage: 600 Mg, Within 10 Minutes) . Location: FR , 75 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: bone marrow failure, pleurisy, renal failure, multi-organ failure, septic shock, dialysis, chest pain. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Bone Marrow Failure, Pneumonia, Staphylococcal Infection, Fungal Infection, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Septic Shock

This Septic Shock problem was reported by a health professional from JP. A 72-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): laryngeal cancer.On NS a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: 700 Mg/m2 Few Day(s)). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Cisplatin (60 Mg/m2, Every Cycle Few Day(s))
  • Taxotere (60 Mg/m2, Every Cycle, Few Day(s))
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Staphylococcal Infection
  • Fungal Infection
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Septic Shock
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Septic Shock, 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, Agranulocytosis, Dialysis

This is a Fluorouracil (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 (fluorouracil) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatin
  • Taxotere
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Staphylococcal Infection
  • Fungal Infection
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Septic Shock
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Dialysis
This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil (fluorouracil) could cause Septic Shock and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Bone Marrow Failure, Septic Shock, Multi-organ Failure, Pleurisy, Renal Failure, Pleural Effusion

This Septic Shock side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 27, 2013. A female patient from US , 75 years of age, was treated with Fluorouracil. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fluorouracil side effects: bone marrow failure, septic shock, multi-organ failure, pleurisy, renal failure, pleural effusion. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Septic Shock, Lung Disorder, Renal Failure Acute, Hepatocellular Injury, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

This Septic Shock side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 59-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: oral neoplasm,pain. The patient was prescribed Fluorouracil (dosage: 1400 Mg, Cyclic), which was started on Dec 03, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Ondansetron Hcl (8 Mg, Single)
  • Cisplatin (138 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Taxotere (136 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Emend (125 Mg, Single)
  • Dexamethasone (12 Mg, Single)
  • Skenan (60 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Actiskenan (10 Mg, 6 Times Daily)
When starting to take Fluorouracil the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Septic Shock
  • Lung Disorder
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Hepatocellular Injury
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
Septic Shock, Lung Disorder, Renal Failure Acute, Hepatocellular Injury, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

This Septic Shock Fluorouracil side effect was reported by a health professional from FR on Feb 26, 2013. A male , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Septic Shock
  • Lung Disorder
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Hepatocellular Injury
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
. Fluorouracil dosage: 1400 Mg, Cyclic. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Ondansetron Hcl (8 Mg, Single)
  • Cisplatin (138 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Taxotere (136 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Emend (125 Mg, Single)
  • Dexamethasone (12 Mg, Single)
  • Skenan (60 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Actiskenan (10 Mg, 6 Times Daily)
The patient was hospitalized.
Septic Shock, Lung Disorder, Renal Failure Acute, Hepatocellular Injury, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 59-year-old patient (weight:NA) from FR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: oral neoplasm,pain, who was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage:1400 Mg, Cyclic, start time: Dec 03, 2012), combined with:
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Ondansetron Hcl (8 Mg, Single)
  • Cisplatin (138 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Taxotere (136 Mg, Cyclic)
  • Emend (125 Mg, Single)
  • Dexamethasone (12 Mg, Single)
  • Skenan (60 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Actiskenan (10 Mg, 6 Times Daily)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Septic Shock side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Septic Shock
  • Lung Disorder
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Hepatocellular Injury
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
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 oral neoplasm,pain, resulting in Septic Shock.
Neutropenia, Septic Shock, Interstitial Lung Disease

A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP with the following symptoms: breast cancer female started Fluorouracil treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Fluorouracil treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Neutropenia
  • Septic Shock
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Epirubicin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Paclitaxel (Weekly)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fluorouracil side effects, such as Septic Shock.
Septic Shock, Lung Disorder, Renal Failure Acute, Hepatocellular Injury, Diarrhoea, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Vomiting, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

A patient from FR was prescribed and started Fluorouracil on Feb 19, 2013. After Fluorouracil was administered, patient encountered several Fluorouracil side effects: septic shock, lung disorder, renal failure acute, hepatocellular injury, diarrhoea, asthenia, decreased appetite, vomiting, acute respiratory distress syndrome Additional patient health information: male , 59 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fluorouracil dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cisplatin
  • Ondansetron Hcl
  • Taxotere
  • Lyrica
  • Aprepitant
  • Dexamethasone
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Morphine Sulfate
The patient was hospitalized.
Septic Shock, Mucosal Inflammation, Aplasia, Renal Failure, Vulvovaginitis, Diarrhoea, Skin Toxicity, Nausea, Nervous System Disorder

This report suggests a potential Fluorouracil Septic Shock side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient from FR (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Fluorouracil (dosage: NA) starting Jul 10, 2012. Soon after starting Fluorouracil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Septic Shock
  • Mucosal Inflammation
  • Aplasia
  • Renal Failure
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin Toxicity
  • Nausea
  • Nervous System Disorder
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Oxaliplatin Teva (1-day-treatment)
  • Calcium Folinate
Although Fluorouracil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Septic Shock, may still occur.
Septic Shock, Thrombocytopenia, Neutropenia, Mucosal Inflammation, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Hypophagia, Malaise, Pyrexia

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Feb 06, 2013 by a Female taking Fluorouracil (dosage: 2400 Mg/m2, 48 Hour Continuous Infusion) was diagnosed with and. Location: ES , 73 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: septic shock, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, mucosal inflammation, vomiting, diarrhoea, hypophagia, malaise, pyrexia. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Septic Shock

This Septic Shock problem was reported by a physician from FR. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): metastatic breast cancer.On Mar 09, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Fluorouracil (dosage: 750 Mg/m2 (1200 Mg) For 5 Days Every 21 Days). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Solu-medrol
  • Bevacizumab (15 Mg/kg (825 Mg, 1 In 21 Days))
  • Vinorelbine (30 Mg/m2 (50 Mg); For 2 Days Every 21days)
  • Ondansetron
  • Cokenzen (Unk)
  • Tahor (Unk)
When commencing Fluorouracil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Septic Shock
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Septic Shock, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Septic Shock

This is a Fluorouracil side effect report of a 42-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: head and neck cancer and was treated with Fluorouracil (dosage: 4100 Mg, Unk) starting May 16, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Carboplatin (750 Mg, Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Septic Shock
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fluorouracil could cause Septic Shock and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Leukopenia, Intestinal Infarction, Bacterial Sepsis, Septic Shock

This Septic Shock side effect was reported by a health professional from FRANCE on Apr 19, 2012. A patient from FRANCE , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fluorouracil. Patient felt the following Fluorouracil side effects: leukopenia, intestinal infarction, bacterial sepsis, septic shock. Fluorouracil dosage: 1500 Mg/ml, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cisplatin (150 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Taxotere (150 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Zofran (16 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Neupogen
  • Solu-medrol (160 Mg, 1x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fluorouracil.
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Fluorouracil Septic Shock 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 Septic Shock 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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