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Axumin Side Effects

Generic name: fluciclovine F 18

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jan 1, 2024.

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

Applies to fluciclovine F 18: intravenous solution.

Serious side effects of Axumin

Along with its needed effects, fluciclovine F 18 (the active ingredient contained in Axumin) 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 fluciclovine F 18:

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Axumin

Some side effects of fluciclovine 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:


For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fluciclovine F 18: intravenous solution.


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Injection site pain, injection site erythema[Ref]

Nervous system

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


1. (2022) "Product Information. Axumin (fluciclovine F-18)." Blue Earth Diagnostics Inc.

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.