Drug: Ofirmev (acetaminophen (injection))

What is acetaminophen injection (Ofirmev)? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.Acetaminophen injection is used to treat pain and to reduce fever. Acetaminophen injection is sometimes given with opioid (sometimes called narcotic) pain medication to treat moderate to severe pain.Acetaminophen injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen injection (Ofirmev)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite;
  • dark urine, clay-colored stools;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • chest pain, trouble breathing.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • vomiting;
  • constipation;
  • feeling agitated;
  • headache; or
  • sleep problems (insomnia).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect acetaminophen injection (Ofirmev)? Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
  • an antibiotic, antifungal medicine, sulfa drug, or tuberculosis medicine;
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
  • blood pressure medication;
  • cancer medications;
  • cholesterol-lowering medications such as Lipitor, Niaspan, Zocor, Vytorin, and others;
  • gout or arthritis medications (including gold injections);
  • HIV/AIDS medications;
  • medicines to treat psychiatric disorders;
  • an NSAID such as Advil, Aleve, Arthrotec, Cataflam, Celebrex, Indocin, Motrin, Naprosyn, Treximet, Voltaren, others; or
  • seizure medications.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with acetaminophen. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Ofirmev)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of acetaminophen can be fatal. The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion or weakness. Later symptoms may include pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.Overdose symptoms may also include hunger with irritability, fast heart rate, tremors, feeling jittery, trouble concentrating, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, or purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin.

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