Explain IV Acetaminophen Doesn't Offer Much Advantage Over Other Forms
The first acetaminophen INJECTION is coming to hospitals.
It will be used like oral or rectal acetaminophen for mild to moderate pain...fever...or combined with opioids for more severe pain.
It reaches max blood levels quicker...in about 15 minutes compared to about 45 to 60 minutes for oral acetaminophen. But there's no proof IV acetaminophen works better than oral or rectal forms.