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Paracetamol 500mg/50ml intravenous infusion (Perfalgan®)

Advice

Following an abbreviated submission.

Paracetamol 500mg/50ml intravenous infusion (Perfalgan) is accepted for use in children weighing less than 33 kg but more than 10kg for the short-term treatment of moderate pain following surgery, and short-term treatment of fever, when administration by the intravenous route is clinically justified.

This updates SMC advice No. 137/04 which covered other patient groups.

Drug Details

Drug Name: Paracetamol 500mg/50ml intravenous infusion (Perfalgan®)
SMC Drug ID: 172/05
Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Indication: Short-term treatment of moderate pain following surgery in children
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 4.7 Analgesics
Submission Type: Abbreviated Submission
Status: Accepted
Date Advice Published: 9 May 2005

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