Florbetapir F-18 (By injection)
Used with a procedure called a PET scan to help examine the brain in patients with mental impairment.
Diagnostic Agent, Radiopharmaceutical Imaging (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Florbetapir F-18 injection is used in adults to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive (mental) problems. It is used in for procedure called positron emission tomography (PET) scan to help your doctor see an image of your brain. Florbetapir F-18 belongs to the group of medicines called radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive agents).
This medicine will be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It is given through a needle placed in one of your veins just before you have a PET scan.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is generally considered safe for most people. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
You will be exposed to radiation while you receive this medicine. If you have any questions about this, talk to your doctor.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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