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Axumin Side Effects

Generic Name: fluciclovine F 18

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

For the Consumer

Applies to fluciclovine F 18: intravenous solution

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
  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, throat, or tongue
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

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:

  • Change in taste
  • loss of taste
  • redness or pain at the injection site

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. "Product Information. Axumin (fluciclovine F-18)." Blue Earth Diagnostics Inc., Burlington , MA.

Some side effects of Axumin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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