Pearls on Intensive Care Medicine Practice - Project "Critical Care A Day"
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On IV acetaminophen
"Compared to oral acetaminophen, IV acetaminophen achieves a rapid elevation in plasma concentration and higher peak levels.
The IV form achieves plasma levels rarely achieved by similar oral
doses of acetaminophen and produces 75% higher central nervous system (CNS)
compared to the oral form.
The analgesic effect peaks within one hour and lasts for four to six
hours." Read full article here Darrell Harrington, MD Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles Source: Today's Hospitalist