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Amyvid

Amyvid Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Amyvid

Generic Name: florbetapir F 18 (Pronunciation: flor BET a pir)

What is florbetapir F 18 (Amyvid)?

Florbetapir F 18 is in a group of drugs called diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals (RAY dee oh far ma SOO tik als). Florbetapir F 18 is a radioactive agent that allows images of specific organs in the body to be detected by a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan.

Florbetapir F 18 is used together with a PET scan to detect the amount of plaque in the brain. Plaque is a build-up of certain proteins and diseased nerve cells that is often found in the brain of a person who has signs of Alzheimer's disease or other causes of dementia.

Florbetapir F 18 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of florbetapir F 18 (Amyvid)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • joint or muscle pain;
  • nausea; or
  • feeling tired.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Amyvid (florbetapir f 18 injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about florbetapir F 18 (Amyvid)?

To make sure you can safely receive florbetapir F 18, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.

Do not breast-feed within 24 hours after receiving florbetapir F 18. If you use a breast pump during this time, throw out any milk you collect. Do not feed it to your baby.

Receiving a radioactive agent such as florbetapir F 18 may increase your long-term risk of developing cancer. Talk with your doctor about your specific risk.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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