Talking to my doctor
The more information your doctor has about your recurrent prostate cancer, the more personalized your treatment plan can be.
Ask your doctor if an Axumin scan is right for you. Your healthcare team can use the results from the Axumin scan, along with other tests, to help them find your recurrent prostate cancer and create a personalized treatment plan for your cancer.
Preparing for your PET/CT scan
In clinical trials that looked at the safety of Axumin, reported side effects were uncommon. They included redness and pain at the injection site and an unusual taste in the mouth.
Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18) injection is a diagnostic imaging agent (sometimes called a radiotracer). Axumin is used along with a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging scan for men who have had prior treatment for prostate cancer and now have prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels that are elevated.
Most commonly reported adverse reactions are:
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Axumin. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.