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Florbetapir F 18 Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to florbetapir F 18: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, florbetapir F 18 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:


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:


  • 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.

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.