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fluorouracil intravenous

Side Effects

List fluorouracil intravenous side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with fluorouracil intravenous:

Common side effects of fluorouracil intravenous:

  • Canker SoreSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • DiarrheaSevere
  • HeartburnSevere
  • InfectionSevere
  • Inflammation of Skin caused by an AllergySevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of fluorouracil intravenous:

  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Stomach or Intestinal UlcerSevere
  • Dry SkinLess Severe

Rare side effects of fluorouracil intravenous:

  • Disease of Inadequate Blood Flow to the Heart MuscleSevere
  • Disturbance of Any of the Senses Affecting the LimbsSevere
  • Lung DiseaseSevere
  • Poor Muscle Coordination due to Disease of the BrainSevere
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • Extreme Sense of Well BeingLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Involuntary Eye MovementLess Severe
  • UncoordinatedLess Severe

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