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Pain, Asthenia, Fatigue, Device Related Infection, Staphylococcal Infection, Febrile Neutropenia, Cellulitis (7472571-2)
on Apr 18, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, weighting 171.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and was treated with Dacogen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: pain, asthenia, fatigue, device related infection, staphylococcal infection, febrile neutropenia, cellulitis. Dacogen dosage: 20 Mg/m2, 5 In 1 Cyclical, Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Deafness Unilateral, Loss Of Consciousness (7457621-1)
Patient was taking Dacogen. Patient felt the following Dacogen side effects: deafness unilateral, loss of consciousness on Apr 12, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
and. Dacogen dosage: 650 Mg, 1 In 5 Day, Intravenous.

Small Intestinal Obstruction, Back Pain, Confusional State, Pneumonia Aspiration, Shock, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea (7442180-X)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 04, 2011 by a Male taking Dacogen (Dosage: Oral) was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, weighting 150.1 lb, After Dacogen was administered, patient encountered several Dacogen side effects: small intestinal obstruction, back pain, confusional state, pneumonia aspiration, shock, continuous haemodiafiltration, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Allopurinol
  • Pramoxine Hydrochloride (pramocaine Hydrochloride)
  • Zinc Oxide (zinc Oxide)
  • Thiamine (thiamine)
  • Acetaminophen
  • Loperamide
  • Esomeprazole (esomeprazole)
  • Lovastatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypophagia, Blood Count Abnormal, Fatigue, Body Temperature Increased, White Blood Cell Count Increased (7441391-7)
on Apr 04, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia
  • paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria
and was treated with Dacogen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: hypophagia, blood count abnormal, fatigue, body temperature increased, white blood cell count increased. Dacogen dosage: For 5 Days Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.


Fatigue, Eye Swelling, Febrile Neutropenia, Asthenia, Staphylococcal Infection, Pain (7425407-X)
on Apr 05, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, weighting 171.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and was treated with Dacogen. Patient felt the following Dacogen side effects: fatigue, eye swelling, febrile neutropenia, asthenia, staphylococcal infection, pain. Dacogen dosage: 20 Mg/m2, 5 In 1 Cyclical, Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Neutropenic Sepsis, Platelet Count Decreased, Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, Pneumonia, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased (7412033-1)
Patient was taking Dacogen. After Dacogen was administered, patient encountered several Dacogen side effects: neutropenic sepsis, platelet count decreased, bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, pneumonia, white blood cell count decreased, haemoglobin decreased on Mar 22, 2011 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and. Dacogen dosage: 41 Mg, In 1 Day, Intravenous.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Chlorhexidine (chlorhexidine)
  • Chlorphenamine (chlorphenamine)
  • Gentamicin
  • Zopiclone (zopiclone)
  • Furosemide
  • Teicoplanin (teicoplanin)
  • Amiloride (amiloride)
  • Oramorph Sr
Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Failure (7396439-5)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 15, 2011 by a Male taking Dacogen (Dosage: Intravenous) . Location: UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: cardiac failure.

Pneumonia, Lung Consolidation, Neutropenic Sepsis, Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (7348915-9)
on Feb 22, 2011 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and was treated with Dacogen. Patient felt the following Dacogen side effects: pneumonia, lung consolidation, neutropenic sepsis, bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Dacogen dosage: 41 Mg, In 1 Day, Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Myocardial Ischaemia, Neutropenic Sepsis, Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, Tumour Invasion, Pneumonia, Platelet Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Atrial Fibrillation (7346082-9)
on Feb 22, 2011 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and was treated with Dacogen. After Dacogen was administered, patient encountered several Dacogen side effects: myocardial ischaemia, neutropenic sepsis, bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, tumour invasion, pneumonia, platelet count decreased, white blood cell count decreased, haemoglobin decreased, atrial fibrillation. Dacogen dosage: 41 Mg, 1 In 1 Day, Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Fluid Overload, Pneumonia, Cystitis Haemorrhagic, Gingival Bleeding, Anaemia, Presyncope (7305988-7)
Patient was taking Dacogen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: fluid overload, pneumonia, cystitis haemorrhagic, gingival bleeding, anaemia, presyncope on Jan 28, 2011 from MALAYSIA Additional patient health information: Male , 86 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and. Dacogen dosage: Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Paraparesis, Demyelination (7296740-X)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 23, 2011 by a Male taking Dacogen (Dosage: Intravenous) was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and. Location: ISRAEL , 51 years of age, Patient felt the following Dacogen side effects: paraparesis, demyelination.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • B12 (cyanocobalamin-tannin Complex) Tablet


Aspergillosis, Asthenia, Cheilitis, Chills, Febrile Neutropenia, Hypotension, Skin Lesion, Thrombocytopenia (7221211-6)
on Dec 10, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , 74 years of age, weighting 211.6 lb, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and was treated with Dacogen. After Dacogen was administered, patient encountered several Dacogen side effects: aspergillosis, asthenia, cheilitis, chills, febrile neutropenia, hypotension, skin lesion, thrombocytopenia. Dacogen dosage: 20 Mg/m2, Intravenous, 20 Mg/m2, Intravenous, 20 Mg/m2, Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Venous Thrombosis Limb (7220431-4)
on Dec 15, 2010 Patient from COLOMBIA , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and was treated with Dacogen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: venous thrombosis limb. Dacogen dosage: 35 Mg, Intravenous.

Haematoma, Platelet Count Decreased, Speech Disorder (7217248-3)
Patient was taking Dacogen. Patient felt the following Dacogen side effects: haematoma, platelet count decreased, speech disorder on Dec 16, 2010 from TURKEY Additional patient health information: Male , 70 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and. Dacogen dosage: In 1 Cyclical, Intravenous.

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, Hypoxia, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Pneumonia (7207561-8)
Adverse event was reported on Dec 13, 2010 by a Female taking Dacogen (Dosage: 50 Mg, Intravenous) was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 84 years of age, weighting 88.00 lb, After Dacogen was administered, patient encountered several Dacogen side effects: acute myeloid leukaemia, hypoxia, malignant neoplasm progression, pneumonia. Patient was hospitalized.

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, Malignant Neoplasm Progression (7198093-4)
on Dec 02, 2010 Male from COLOMBIA , 76 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and was treated with Dacogen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: acute myeloid leukaemia, malignant neoplasm progression. Dacogen dosage: Intravenous.

Asthenia, Dyspnoea, Oxygen Saturation Decreased (7150143-7)
on Nov 15, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and was treated with Dacogen (decitabine) Lyophilized Powder. Patient felt the following Dacogen side effects: asthenia, dyspnoea, oxygen saturation decreased. Dacogen (decitabine) Lyophilized Powder dosage: 50 Mg, Intravenous, 50 Mg, Intravenous, 50 Mg, Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, Cholestasis, Hepatosplenomegaly, Myelodysplastic Syndrome Transformation (7085187-7)
Patient was taking Dacogen. After Dacogen was administered, patient encountered several Dacogen side effects: acute myeloid leukaemia, cholestasis, hepatosplenomegaly, myelodysplastic syndrome transformation on Oct 18, 2010 from MALAYSIA Additional patient health information: Male , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and. Dacogen dosage: 20 Mg/m2, 1 In 1 Day, Intravenous.

Myocarditis (7006396-9)
Adverse event was reported on Aug 31, 2010 by a Male taking Dacogen (Dosage: Intravenous) was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and. Location: FRANCE , 50 years of age, weighting 286.6 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: myocarditis. Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Distension, Constipation, Left Ventricular Dysfunction, Lung Infection, Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Thrombocytopenia, Urinary Bladder Haemorrhage (6946361-0)
on Aug 10, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , 89 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
and was treated with Dacogen. Patient felt the following Dacogen side effects: abdominal distension, constipation, left ventricular dysfunction, lung infection, pleural effusion, pneumonia, sepsis, thrombocytopenia, urinary bladder haemorrhage. Dacogen dosage: 20 Mg/m2, 1 In 1 Day, Intravenous.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cytarabine (20 Mg/m2, 1 In 1 Day, Subcutaneous)


Infection, Platelet Count Decreased, Red Blood Cell Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased (6938468-9)
on Aug 03, 2010 Male from CHINA , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and was treated with Dacogen. After Dacogen was administered, patient encountered several Dacogen side effects: infection, platelet count decreased, red blood cell count decreased, white blood cell count decreased. Dacogen dosage: 50 Mg, Intravenous Drip.

Asthenia, Febrile Neutropenia, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Fibrosis (6936416-9)
Patient was taking Dacogen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: asthenia, febrile neutropenia, pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis on Aug 05, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 45 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and. Dacogen dosage: Half Dose For Five Days Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Myocarditis (6924474-7)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 27, 2010 by a Male taking Dacogen (Dosage: Intravenous) was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and. Location: FRANCE , 50 years of age, weighting 286.6 lb, Patient felt the following Dacogen side effects: myocarditis. Patient was hospitalized.

Bone Marrow Failure, Infection (6917711-6)
on Jul 22, 2010 Patient from CHINA , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and was treated with Dacogen. After Dacogen was administered, patient encountered several Dacogen side effects: bone marrow failure, infection. Dacogen dosage: 20 Mg/m2, 1 In 1 Day, Intravenous Drip.

Infection, Platelet Count Decreased, Red Blood Cell Count, White Blood Cell Count Decreased (6917663-9)
on Jul 22, 2010 Male from CHINA , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
and was treated with Dacogen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dacogen side effects: infection, platelet count decreased, red blood cell count, white blood cell count decreased. Dacogen dosage: 50 Mg, Intravenous Drip.

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Alternative DACOGEN Names:DECITABIN

Active Ingredient: DECITABIN

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 240. View Dacogen Adverse Reports

Dacogen safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 60

Reported hospitalizations: 94

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