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If you have pain or fever, a healthcare provider may prescribe intravenous acetaminophen (OfirmevTM). This medication is the first and only intravenous (IV) form of acetaminophen approved for use in the United States. It is administered via an IV drip every four to six hours.
Before receiving this IV drug, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider about any safety information that may apply to you. For instance, intravenous acetaminophen may not be suitable for people who have liver or kidney problems. Also, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other prescription or nonprescription medications you are taking, as drug interactions may occur.
Intravenous acetaminophen may cause side effects, such as headaches, nausea, and vomiting. However, in most cases, reactions to this medication are minor and easy to treat.
(For more information on this IV medicine, click Intravenous Acetaminophen. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how intravenous acetaminophen works, what to expect during treatment, and important tips on how this medication is administered.)
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