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Ofirmev Overdose

The effects of an Ofirmev overdose will vary, based on how much of the drug was given and whether it was combined with other substances. Some possible overdose effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, and liver damage. Because an overdose of this medication can potentially be life-threatening, it is important to seek immediate medical care if you think you have received too much of this drug.

Can You Receive Too Much Ofirmev?

Ofirmev™ (intravenous acetaminophen) is a prescription pain and fever medication. It is given intravenously (by IV). As with any medication, it is probably possible to receive too much Ofirmev.
The specific effects of an overdose with Ofirmev can vary depending on a number of factors, including the Ofirmev dosage and whether it was combined with any other medications or substances.
Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on Ofirmev. It is important to understand that acetaminophen from any source (including oral prescription and nonprescription medications) can contribute to an overdose, even if the actual Ofirmev dosage is reasonable. This is why it is so important to make sure your healthcare provider knows of any acetaminophen medication you have been taking.

Effects of an Overdose

In many cases, people may not experience any symptoms early after taking too much acetaminophen. However, within the first 24 hours after an acetaminophen overdose, the following symptoms often occur:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Appetite loss
  • Sweating
  • Irritability.
In the next 24 to 72 hours, the early symptoms start to go away and liver damage begins to occur. The first symptom of liver damage is usually upper right abdominal (stomach) pain or tenderness (near the liver), and a healthcare provider may notice that the liver is enlarged. After this, liver failure may occur and cause symptoms such as:
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Confusion
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Bleeding
  • Nausea and vomiting.
Some people also experience kidney failure or heart problems. Death may occur, usually as the result of swelling in the brain, infections, or multiple organ failure.
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