What is Ofirmev?Ofirmev is a non-narcotic pain medicine used to manage mild to moderate pain. In addition, it is used to manage moderate to severe pain in combination with narcotic painkillers. Ofirmev can also be used for the reduction of fever. Ofirmev is administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm).
What is the most important information I should know about Ofirmev?Ofirmev can cause severe liver injury. Do not use more than 4000 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen per day or take other products containing acetaminophen. The risk of liver injury can be higher if you have underlying liver disease, alcoholism, long-term malnutrition, dehydration, blood loss, or severe kidney impairment.
Ofirmev can cause allergic reactions or anaphylaxis (a serious and rapid allergic reaction that may result in death if not immediately treated). Stop taking Ofirmev and tell your doctor immediately if you develop a rash, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, mouth, or throat.
Who should not take Ofirmev?Your doctor will not administer Ofirmev if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or if you have severe liver impairment or severe active liver disease.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Ofirmev?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Ofirmev. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies, kidney or liver problems, long-term malnutrition, severe blood loss, or alcoholism.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥2 years: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you based on your condition, weight, and age.
How should I take Ofirmev?Your doctor will administer Ofirmev to you.
What should I avoid while taking Ofirmev?Do not miss your follow-up appointments with your doctor.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Ofirmev?If Ofirmev is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following prior to treatment with Ofirmev: alcohol or blood thinners (such as warfarin).
What are the possible side effects of Ofirmev?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: agitation, breathing problems, constipation, headache, irritation, itchiness, nausea, sleep problems, vomiting
Can I receive Ofirmev if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Ofirmev during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Ofirmev?Ofirmev should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.
How should I store Ofirmev?Your doctor will store this medication for you.