TITLE

Care needed with i.v. acetaminophen

AUTHOR(S)
Palmer, Katherine A.; Shane, Rita
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;10/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 19, p1775
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the safety and logistic challenges associated with administration of the FDA approved intravenous (i.v.) acetaminophen formulation. It explores several dosing situations for i.v. acetaminophen administration and highlights the risk of acetaminophen toxicity, and acute liver failure (ALF) as reported by a population-based surveillance study.
ACCESSION #
65580894

 

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