GETTING A PICTURE OF THE SCANNING PROCESS

Preparing for your Amyvid appointment is easy with these helpful tips!

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

  • Make sure you’re hydrated and drink plenty of water 2 hours before your appointment
  • Bring a comfy pair of socks for the PET scan—it can be cold in there!
  • Arrive 15 to 30 minutes early just in case you need to fill out some paperwork
  • The duration of the exam can vary, but plan to be at the scanning center for about 2 hours
  • If you are accompanied by a loved one, they may be required to stay in the waiting room during the scanning process

At the scanning center, a nurse or technologist will inject Amyvid into one of your veins

You will then need to wait approximately 30 to 50 minutes for Amyvid to highlight any plaques that may be in your brain

You will then receive a 10-minute PET scan

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

  • Be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor to go over your results together
  • Drink plenty of water and relax!


Have questions about Amyvid?
Call The Lilly Answers Center (TLAC) at 1-800-545-5979 to get answers

WHETHER THE SCAN IS POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE, IT CAN GIVE YOU A PICTURE OF YOUR CONDITION

An Amyvid PET scan is an imaging test that, when used in combination with other tests, can help your doctor make a more informed diagnosis and help you understand why you are experiencing thinking or memory issues.

POSITIVE SCAN



If the Amyvid scan is positive, it could help your doctor determine if you may have Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

NEGATIVE SCAN



If the Amyvid scan is negative, it’s a sign that your symptoms probably aren’t caused by AD.

Amyvid images should be interpreted only by doctors who have completed a special training program.

  • The amount of amyloid plaque shown in the positive image is present in people with AD, but may also be present in people with other types of conditions affecting the brain as well as older people without those conditions
  • The presence of amyloid plaques alone does not establish a diagnosis of AD or other brain disorder

What happens after I receive my results?

SEE WHAT'S NEXT

AD=Alzheimer's disease; PET=positron emission tomography.

SELECT SAFETY INFORMATION
Risk for Misreading Scans and Other Errors

Errors may happen when Amyvid scan images are read. In clinical studies, a scan read as negative, when it was actually positive, accounted for most of these errors. An Amyvid scan only indicates whether beta-amyloid plaques, which are a buildup of proteins in the brain, are present at the time of the scan. Even if the scan is negative, it is possible to develop plaques in the future.

Important Facts About Amyvid® (am-uh-vid). It is also known as florbetapir F 18.

What is Amyvid used for?
Amyvid is an imaging agent used in adults who have thinking or memory problems and who are being assessed for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) or some other causes of these symptoms. Amyvid is given by injection and it requires a prescription.

Amyvid is used with a machine called a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. The scan shows whether a person's brain has an abnormal buildup of a protein called beta-amyloid. When beta-amyloid proteins build up and clump together, they form lumps in the brain called plaques.

What is a negative scan?
An Amyvid scan that shows few or no plaques in the brain is called a negative scan. This means that AD is probably not the cause of the person's thinking or memory problems. This is only true as of the time of the scan.

What is a positive scan?
An Amyvid scan that shows a similar amount of plaque as scans from people with AD is called a positive scan. People with other conditions that cause thinking or memory problems as well as older people with normal thinking or memory can also have that amount of plaque in their brain.

Doctors use Amyvid in combination with other tests. A positive Amyvid scan does not mean you definitely have AD or another thinking or memory disorder. Amyvid should not be used to predict dementia or other brain conditions. It also should not be used to track whether a treatment is working.

Warnings

  • Errors may happen when Amyvid scan images are read. In clinical studies, a scan read as negative, when it was actually positive, accounted for most of these errors. An Amyvid scan only indicates whether beta-amyloid plaques, which are a buildup of proteins in the brain, are present at the time of the scan. Even if the scan is negative, it is possible to develop plaques in the future.
  • Amyvid, like other radioactive diagnostic agents, adds to overall, long-term combined radiation exposure. Long-term combined radiation exposure may increase risk of cancer.

Common side effects

  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Higher blood pressure. This is when the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is too high.
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Injection site reaction (bleeding, irritation, or pain where Amyvid is injected)

Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You can report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch .

Before you receive Amyvid

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed.
  • Tell your doctor about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as vitamins and herbal supplements.

How to receive Amyvid

Amyvid should only be given by healthcare professionals who are qualified by specific training and experience in the safe use and handling of radioactive materials safely.

Learn more

For more information, call 1-800-545-5979 or go to amyvid.com.

This summary provides basic information about Amyvid. It does not include all information known about this drug. Read the information given to you about Amyvid before your PET scan. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about Amyvid. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if an Amyvid PET scan is right for you.

Amyvid® is a registered trademark owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates.

Please see full Prescribing Information for Amyvid.

AM CON BS 10DEC2021