Generic Name: florbetaben f 18 (Intravenous route)
flor-bay-ta-BEN F 18
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 23, 2019.
Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
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Therapeutic Class: Radiopharmaceutical Agent
Uses for Neuraceq
Florbetaben F 18 injection is used in adults to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive (mental) problems. It is used in for procedure called positron emission tomography (PET) scan to help your doctor see an image of your brain.
Florbetaben F 18 is a radiopharmaceutical. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive agents, which may be used to find and treat certain diseases or to study the function of the body's organs.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor with specialized training in nuclear medicine.
Before using Neuraceq
In deciding to use a diagnostic test, any risks of the test must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. Also, other things may affect test results. For this test, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Use of florbetaben F 18 injection is not indicated for use in children.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of florbetaben F 18 injection in the elderly.
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Interactions with medicines
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Interactions with food/tobacco/alcohol
Proper use of Neuraceq
A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins just before you have a PET scan.
Precautions while using Neuraceq
It is very important that your doctor check your progress very closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it.
While receiving this medicine, you will be exposed to radiation. If you have any questions about this, talk to your doctor.
It is important to tell your doctor that you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.
Neuraceq side effects
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Incidence not known
- Fast heartbeat
- hives, itching, or rash
- joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
- redness of the skin
- swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
- tightness in the chest
- troubled breathing or swallowing
- Pain, redness, or skin irritation at the injection site
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