No drug interactions have been studied by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.
Amyvid and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Amyvid falls into category C. No well-controlled studies have been done in animals. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
All radiopharmaceuticals, including Amyvid, have a potential to cause harm to your unborn baby. The likelihood of harm to your unborn baby will depends on the stage of fetal development and the dose of Amyvid.
If Amyvid is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.
Musculoskeletal pain (0.8%)
Back pain (0.4%)
Increased blood pressure (0.4%)
Feeling cold (0.4%)
Neck pain (0.4%)
Must not be diluted
Inspect the radiopharmaceutical dose solution prior to administration and do not use it if it contains particulate matter or is discolored
Use aseptic technique and radiation shielding to withdraw solution
Assay the dose in a suitable dose calibrator prior to administration
- Radioactive drug; handle with appropriate safety measures to minimize radiation exposure during administration
- Use waterproof gloves and effective shielding, including lead-glass syringe shields when handling
- Radiopharmaceuticals should only be used by or under the control of physicians who are qualified by specific training and experience in the safe use and handling of radioactive materials, and whose experience and training have been approved by the appropriate governmental agency authorized to license the use of radiopharmaceuticals
Inject through a short IV catheter (~1.5 inches or less) to minimize the potential for adsorption of the drug to the catheter
Portions of the dose may adhere to longer catheters
Administer as single IV bolus injection in a total volume of 10 mL or less; follow bolus injection 0.9% NaCl IV flush
Not to exceed 50 mcg mass dose
Store at 25ºC (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30ºC (59-86°F)
The product does not contain a preservative
Store within the original container or equivalent radiation shielding
This preparation is approved for use by persons under license by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or the relevant regulatory authority of an Agreement State
What is florbetapir F 18?
Florbetapir F 18 is in a group of drugs called diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals (RAY dee oh far ma SOO tik als). Florbetapir F 18 is a radioactive agent that allows images of specific organs in the body to be detected by a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan.
Florbetapir F 18 is used together with a PET scan to detect the amount of plaque in the brain. Plaque is a build-up of certain proteins and diseased nerve cells that is often found in the brain of a person who has signs of Alzheimer's disease or other causes of dementia.
Florbetapir F 18 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What happens if I overdose?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while taking florbetapir F 18?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Uses of Amyvid
- It is used with a PET scan to see parts of the brain better.
What are some other side effects of Amyvid?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
What happens if I overdose?
Since Amyvid is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.