Fludeoxyglucose F-18 (Page 4 of 4)

14.3 Neurology

In a prospective, open label trial, Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection was evaluated in 86 patients with epilepsy. Each patient received a dose of Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection in the range of 185-370 MBq (5-10 mCi). The mean age was 16.4 years (range: 4 months — 58 years; of these, 42 patients were less than 12 years and 16 patients were less than 2 years old). Patients had a known diagnosis of complex partial epilepsy and were under evaluation for surgical treatment of their seizure disorder. Seizure foci had been previously identified on ictal EEGs and sphenoidal EEGs. Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection PET imaging confirmed previous diagnostic findings in 16% (14/87) of the patients; in 34% (30/87) of the patients, Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection PET images provided new findings. In 32% (27/87), imaging with Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection was inconclusive. The impact of these imaging findings on clinical outcomes is not known.

Several other studies comparing imaging with Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection results to subsphenoidal EEG, MRI and/or surgical findings supported the concept that the degree of hypometabolism corresponds to areas of confirmed epileptogenic foci. The safety and effectiveness of Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection to distinguish idiopathic epileptogenic foci from tumors or other brain lesions that may cause seizures have not been established.


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Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection is supplied in a multi-dose, capped 30 mL glass vial containing between 0.74 — 18.5 GBq (20 — 500 mCi/mL), of no carrier added 2-deoxy-2-[F-18] fluoro-D-glucose, at end of synthesis, in approximately 2 — 30 mL. The contents of each vial are sterile, pyrogen-free and preservative-free.

NDC 65857-150-30
0.74 — 18.5 GBq (20 — 500 mCi/mL)

Receipt, transfer, handling, possession, or use of this product is subject to the radioactive material regulations and licensing requirements for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agreement States or Licensing States as appropriate.

Store the Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection vial upright in a lead or tungsten alloy shielded container at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F).

The expiration date and time are provided on the container label. Use Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection within 12 hours from the EOS time.


Instruct patients in procedures that increase renal clearance of radioactivity. Encourage patients to:

drink water or other fluids (as tolerated) in the 4 hours before their PET study.
void as soon as the imaging study is completed and as often as possible thereafter for at least one hour.

Manufactured and Distributed by:

Cardinal Health 414, LLC
7000 Cardinal PlaceDublin, OH 43017

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL — 20-500 mCi/mL Vial Label

Principal Display Panel -- 20-500 mCi/mL Vial
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20-500 mCi/mL Vial Label

NDC # 65857-150-30 30 mL Multiple-Dose Vial

Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Injection, USP
20 mCi/mL to 500 mCi/mL @ EOS*

Sterile, Non-pyrogenic
Date: / /
Exp: / / Time: :


Each mL Contains:
0.74 GBq to 18.5 GBq (20 mCi/mL to 500 mCi/mL) of
no-carrier added Fludeoxyglucose F-18 (2-deoxy-2-
[18 F]fluoro-D-glucose) @ EOS*; 4.5 mg of sodium
chloride in citrate buffer.
Do not use if cloudy or if it contains particulate matter.

Activity @ EOS* mCi

Diagnostic — For Intravenous Use Only
Lot #:
(Expires 12 hours after EOS*)
Store at 25°C (77°F) (see insert)
Store upright in a shielded container.
Aseptically withdraw and handle doses.
[18 F] Half-Life = 109.7 min
Calculate correct dosage from date and time of calibration.

*EOS = End of Synthesis Mfg by Cardinal Health 414, LLC-Dublin, OH 43017 Rx ONLY

FLUDEOXYGLUCOSE F-18 fludeoxyglucose f-18 injection
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:65857-150
Route of Administration INTRAVENOUS DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
# Item Code Package Description Multilevel Packaging
1 NDC:65857-150-30 30 mL in 1 VIAL, GLASS None
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA203603 01/02/2019
Labeler — Cardinal Health 414, LLC (069410546)

Revised: 12/2020 Cardinal Health 414, LLC

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