Yes, if you haven’t heard yet, that over the counter acetaminophen in a bottle you have in your medicine cabinet, is now available as an intravenous infusion .
Just like its oral counterpart, IV acetaminophen has proven to be effective in reducing fever, and improves pain management. One article states that in post operative patients, IV acetaminophen can be integrated into a multimodal analgesia regimen and can also improve outcomes by reducing the amount of opoids required for pain control. Click here for full article.
I’m sure that I’m not the only one who, at some point in the past, as I took gobs of acetaminophen for just about any aches and pain, often wished it would come in an IV version. Well, now it is….but unlike the over the counter version…this one needs a prescription and an IV set-up.