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Amyvid ® (florbetapir F18 injection)
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How quickly is Amyvid® (florbetapir F 18) cleared from the body?
Florbetapir F 18 has a half-life of 109.77 minutes. Following intravenous administration to healthy volunteers, the drug was distributed throughout the body with 2% of injected 18F present in the blood by 45 minutes after administration.
Clearance, Metabolism, and Excretion
Florbetapir F 18 is radiolabeled with [18F] fluorine (F 18), which has a half-life of 109.77 minutes.1
Following the intravenous administration of 370 MBq (10 mCi) of florbetapir F 18 to healthy volunteers, the drug was distributed throughout the body with less than
- 5% of the injected 18F radioactivity present in the blood by 20 minutes following administration, and
- 2% present in the blood by 45 minutes after administration.1
The residual F 18 in circulation during the 30- to 90-minute imaging window was principally in the form of polar F 18 metabolites.1
Whole body scanning following the intravenous injection showed
- accumulation of radioactivity in the liver
- elimination of the radioactivity predominantly through the biliary/gastrointestinal tract, and
- much lower radioactivity in the bladder.1
Essentially all radioactivity collected in the urine was present as polar metabolites of florbetapir F 18.1
Enclosed Prescribing Information
1Amyvid [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2019.
Date of Last Review: October 29, 2021