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Flutemetamol f-18 Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to flutemetamol f-18: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, flutemetamol 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 flutemetamol f-18:

Less common
  • Feeling of warmth
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

Some side effects of flutemetamol 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:

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to flutemetamol f-18: intravenous solution

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Flushing (2%), increased blood pressure (1%)[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea (1%)[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity reaction (0.1%)[Ref]

Nervous system

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache (1%), dizziness (1%)[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Vizamyl (flutemetamol F-18)." GE Healthcare, Princeton, NJ.

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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