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Amyvid Side Effects

Generic Name: florbetapir F 18

Note: This document contains side effect information about florbetapir F 18. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Amyvid.

For the Consumer

Applies to florbetapir F 18: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, florbetapir F 18 (the active ingredient contained in Amyvid) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking florbetapir F 18:

Rare

Some side effects of florbetapir F 18 may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Rare
  • Back pain
  • bleeding, irritation, or pain at the injection site
  • chills
  • fear
  • feeling cold
  • muscle or bone pain
  • nausea
  • neck pain
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
  • Change in taste
  • feeling of warmth
  • loss of taste
  • rash, hives or welts, itching
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to florbetapir F 18: intravenous solution

General

The most commonly reported side effects were headache, musculoskeletal pain, increased blood pressure, fatigue, nausea, and injection site reaction.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased blood pressure, hypertension
Frequency not reported: Flushing[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Pruritus, urticaria[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nausea[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Musculoskeletal pain, back pain, neck pain[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness
Frequency not reported: Dysgeusia[Ref]

Psychiatric

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anxiety, claustrophobia, insomnia[Ref]

Local

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Injection site hemorrhage, injection site irritation, and injection site pain
Frequency not reported: Infusion site rash[Ref]

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Fatigue, feeling cold, chills[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Amyvid (florbetapir F 18)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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