Safety of multiple-dose intravenous acetaminophen in adult inpatients.
Pain Med. 2010 Dec;11(12):1841-8
Authors: Candiotti KA, Bergese SD, Viscusi ER, Singla SK, Royal MA, Singla NK
Intravenous (IV) acetaminophen provides rapid and effective analgesia in the postoperative and inpatient settings. The utility and efficacy of acetaminophen is well established; however, due to chronic excessive dosing of over-the-counter acetaminophen products and prescription opioid combination products resulting in the potential for hepatic toxicity, concerns remain about acetaminophen safety. In order to evaluate the safety of IV acetaminophen 1,000mg q6h or 650mg q4h with repeated dosing for 5 days, a randomized, open-label study assessed the safety and tolerability of repeated doses used to treat acute pain or fever in 213 adult inpatients was conducted.
PMID: 21134123 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]