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Generic name: Florbetapir 18 [flor BET-a-pir] Drug class: radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic use

What is Amyvid?

Amyvid belongs to a class of drugs known as diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals. Amyvid permits images of specific organs of your body identified using a PET (positron emission tomography) scan.Amyvid is utilised in conjunction with Amyvid is used in conjunction with a PET scan to identify the presence of plaque in the brain. Plaque is a result of the accumulation of specific proteins and nerve cells with disease that are typically present inside the brains of people with signs of Alzheimer's illness as well as other causes of dementia.Amyvid is offered in multiple-dose vials that are enclosed inside a shielded container that helps limit exposure to radiation from outside.


Receiving a radioactive drug like Amyvid could increase your long-term likelihood of developing cancer. Discuss with your physician the risk you face.To ensure your safety, inform your doctor about your medical issues.Don't breastfeed for the first 24 hours following the receipt of Amyvid. If you have a breast pump at this time, you should throw away any milk you've collected. Don't give it to your child. Receiving a radioactive substance such as Amyvid can increase your likelihood of developing the disease. Discuss with your physician the risk you face.

Before you take this drug

Discuss with your doctor your medical problems.Consult your physician if you are expecting. There is no data about the use of Amyvid during pregnancy. All radiopharmaceuticals, including Amyvid, have the potential to cause harm to the unborn baby, depending on the stage of pregnancy and the size of the florbetapir F-18 dose.Do not breastfeed for the first 24 hours following the birth of Amyvid. If you are using a pump for your breast during this period, you should throw away the milk and don't give it to your child.

Similar or related drugs

Lexiscan, Theglucagon, Mannitol, Argonine, Ceretec, Illuccix, and Posluma

How to take Amyvid?

Amyvid is injectable into a vein by a healthcare professional.

The medicine is typically administered 30 to 50 minutes prior to your PET scan.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Positron Emission Tomography Imaging:

370 milligrammes (10 mCi) maximum 50 microgram mass dose intravenously, as a single dose in 10 mL or less.
Comments The injection must be followed by one intravenous flush of 0.9 percent sterile sodium chloride.
Utilise PET scans of the brain to determine beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in patients who suffer from cognitive impairment and are being assessed in the search for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other causes of cognitive decline.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Amyvid is one dose and does not come with a daily dose schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

In a medical facility, the overdose is immediately treated.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or any activity.

Side effects of Amyvid

Take immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, Amyvid. hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Common Amyvid side effects can include:

  • Swelling, pain, bruises, or irritation in the area at the site of injection;
  • Headache;
  • Muscles or joint pains;
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Nausea;
  • Feeling exhausted.

This list may not include all potential side effects.Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. Please call the FDA directly for reporting adverse reactions at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

There could be other drugs that are incompatible with florbetapir.Inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking.This includes prescription, over-the-counter vitamins, herbal, and vitamin products. Don't start any new medication without first talking to your physician.