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Ofirmev Side Effects

Most people are able to receive Ofirmev without any problems. However, some people may experience side effects during treatment. Some of the most common side effects of Ofirmev may include nausea, vomiting, and headaches. Although most reactions to this medication tend to be minor, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop difficulty breathing, dark urine, or other potentially serious problems.

An Introduction to Ofirmev Side Effects

As with any medicine, Ofirmev™ (intravenous acetaminophen) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Ofirmev. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Ofirmev

Ofirmev has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people who received Ofirmev were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people who were given a placebo (a medication that does not contain any active ingredients).
 
In these studies, the most common bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of Ofirmev included:
 
  • Nausea -- in up to 34 percent of people
  • Vomiting -- up to 15 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 10 percent
  • Insomnia -- up to 7 percent.
 
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