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Isabel Atencio, Max Beushausen, John J Kowalczyk, Andres Flores-Hidalgo, Nora F Fino, Dale A Baur
PURPOSE: Currently, there is a concern at the national level of the overuse of both prescription and nonprescription opioid use. The purpose of this study was to identify whether the use of the intravenous (IV) formulation of acetaminophen (Ofirmev; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom) is an effective tool in the reduction of postoperative pain, with a secondary goal of reduction of postoperative narcotic use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 72 patients with previously diagnosed either partial bony or complete bony impacted third molars were selected with care to avoid long-acting local anesthetics or dissociative anesthetic agents...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Matthew A Strode, William Sherman, Chris W Mangieri, Christopher M Bland, Preston J Sparks, Byron J Faler, Balakrishna M Prasad, Yong U Choi
BACKGROUND: OFIRMEV is an intravenous form of acetaminophen approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as an antipyretic and treatment of mild to moderate pain alone or in conjunction with opioid medications. Intravenous APAP use in postsurgical pain management has been reported to decrease opioid usage, time to rescue dose, and subjective pain. OBJECTIVES: We used a placebo-controlled, randomized double-blind study to test the efficacy of OFIRMEV in decreasing opioid use and subjective pain after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy...
May 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Beatrice B Turkoski
Acetaminophen is a nonsteroidal, nonsalicylate analgesic and antipyretic that is, today, the most common medication ingredient found in oral and rectal over-the-counter and prescription drugs. However, it was not until 2010 that Ofirmev (acetaminophen), an injection form of acetaminophen, was approved for treating mild to moderate pain, as an adjunct to opioids for severe pain, and reduction of fever in those younger than 2 years. Thus, intravenous acetaminophen may be appropriately used in a wide variety of settings and nurses who are knowledgeable and informed about the correct use of intravenous acetaminophen will be able to reduce the potential for medication misadventures...
May 2015: Orthopaedic Nursing
Rodney N Nishimoto
This was judged to be the first place winning submission for the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Student Essay Award. Acetaminophen is an old drug that is now available in an intravenous formulation. Its advantages and disadvantages are reviewed, including its potential role in multimodal postoperative pain therapy.
2014: Anesthesia Progress
Scott A Simpson, Hayden Zaccagni, David P Bichell, Karla G Christian, Bret A Mettler, Brian S Donahue, L Jackson Roberts, Mias Pretorius
OBJECTIVE: Hemolysis, occurring during cardiopulmonary bypass, is associated with lipid peroxidation and postoperative acute kidney injury. Acetaminophen inhibits lipid peroxidation catalyzed by hemeproteins and in an animal model attenuated rhabdomyolysis-induced acute kidney injury. This pilot study tests the hypothesis that acetaminophen attenuates lipid peroxidation in children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. DESIGN: Single-center prospective randomized double-blinded study...
July 2014: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Neil K Singla, Martin E Hale, Jeffrey C Davis, Alex Bekker, Joseph Gimbel, Jonathan Jahr, Mike A Royal, Robert Y Ang, Eugene R Viscusi
Inadequate control of postoperative pain after orthopedic procedures may trigger complications that increase morbidity. Multimodal analgesia is used to manage pain effectively after surgical procedures and reduce the need for rescue analgesia. Intravenous (IV) acetaminophen (OFIRMEV; Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), an analgesic that has been studied and used in the multimodal management of acute pain after major orthopedic procedures, combines the safety seen with oral and rectal formulations with a preferred route of administration...
January 2015: American Journal of Therapeutics
Steven M Needleman
Intravenous acetaminophen, Ofirmev®, is approved for management of mild to moderate pain, management of moderate to severe pain with adjunctive opioids, and reduction of fever. The product is supplied as a 100 mL glass vial. As stated in the prescribing information, it is recommended to be infused over 15 minutes. This recommendation is related to the formulation propacetamol, the prodrug to acetaminophen, approved in Europe, which caused pain on infusion, and data from the clinical development of acetaminophen...
July 2013: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Athena F Zuppa, Gregory B Hammer, Jeffrey S Barrett, Brian F Kenney, Nastya Kassir, Samer Mouksassi, Mike A Royal
OBJECTIVES: The administration of acetaminophen via the oral and rectal routes may be contraindicated in specific clinical settings. Intravenous administration provides an alternative route for fever reduction and analgesia. This phase 1 study of intravenous acetaminophen (Ofirmev, Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego, CA) in inpatient pediatric patients with pain or fever requiring intravenous therapy was designed to assess the safety and pharmacokinetics of repeated doses over 48 hours...
October 2011: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Neil K Singla, Cherri Parulan, Roselle Samson, Joel Hutchinson, Rick Bushnell, Evelyn G Beja, Robert Ang, Mike A Royal
BACKGROUND: This is the first study to compare plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pharmacokinetics of intravenous (IV), oral (PO), or rectal (PR) formulations of acetaminophen. METHODS: Healthy male subjects (N = 6) were randomized to receive a single dose of IV (OFIRMEV(®) ; Cadence) 1,000 mg (15 minute infusion), PO (2 Tylenol(®) 500 mg caplets; McNeil Consumer Healthcare), or PR acetaminophen (2 Feverall(®) 650 mg suppositories; Actavis) with a 1-day washout period between doses...
September 2012: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Erin R Fox, Virginia M Jones, M Christina Beckwith
Acetaminophen injection is an antipyretic and analgesic agent recently marketed in the United States as Ofirmev. A recent review published in the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy focused on the labeled uses of acetaminophen injection in the United States. A variety of studies were excluded that may be of interest to clinicians. This addendum provides these citations and further insight into the strategy used to develop the review. Acetaminophen injection represents another agent for multimodal pain management...
June 2012: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Virginia M Jones
Acetaminophen injection is an antipyretic and analgesic agent recently marketed in the United States as Ofirmev. Five published trials directly compare acetaminophen injection to drugs available in the United States. For management of pain in adults, acetaminophen injection was at least as effective as morphine injection in renal colic, oral ibuprofen after cesarean delivery, and oral acetaminophen after coronary artery bypass surgery. In children (3 to 16 years old), single-dose acetaminophen injection was similar to meperidine intramuscular (i...
2011: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Lavetta A Pickens, Suzette M Meinke
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October 2011: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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April 4, 2011: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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