Description: Paracetamol solution for infusion is a clear and slightly yellowish solution. It contains 10mg/mL of paracetamol. Paracetamol is a white crystalline solid or powder chemically described as 4 - acetaminophen.
Clinical Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics Paracetamol 10 mg/mL, solution for infusion provides onset of pain relief within 5 to 10 minutes after the start of administration. The peak analgesic effect is obtained in 1 hour and the duration of this effect is usually 4 to 6 hours. Paracetamol 10 mg/mL, solution for infusion reduces fever within 30 minutes after the start of administration with a duration of the antipyretic effect of at least 6 hours. Pharmacokinetics: Adults Absorption: Paracetamol pharmacokinetics are linear after a single administration of up to 2 g and after repeated administration during 24 hours. Distribution:
The volume of distribution of paracetamol is approximately 1 L/kg.
Paracetamol is not extensively bound to plasma proteins.
Following infusion of 2g proparacetamol, (equivalent to 1g of paracetamol) significant concentrations of paracetamol (about 1.5 µg/mL) were observed in the cerebrospinal fluid 20 minutes after infusion.