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Florbetapir F 18 Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to florbetapir F 18: intravenous solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by florbetapir F 18. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking florbetapir F 18, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

  • Blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • slow or fast heartbeat

Minor Side Effects

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

  • 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


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


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


Frequency not reported: Pruritus, urticaria[Ref]


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


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]


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


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


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


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

Not all side effects for florbetapir F 18 may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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