Other analgesics and antipyretics.
Each 100 ml contains:
Should be used with the following indications:
Algorens infusion indicated for the short-term treatment of moderate pain, especially following surgery, and for the short-term treatment of fever, when administration by intravenous route is clinically justified by an urgent need to treat pain or hyperthermia and/or when other routes of administration are not possible.
Take care when prescribing and administering paracetamol, solution for infusion, to avoid dosing errors due to confusion between milligram (mg) and millilitre (mL), which could result in accidental overdose and death. Take care to ensure the proper dose is communicated and dispensed. When writing prescriptions, include both the total dose in mg and the total dose in volume. Take care to ensure the dose is measured and administered accurately.
The paracetamol solution is administered as a 15-minute intravenous infusion.
Patients weighing ≤ 10 kg:
• The bottle of Algorens, solution for infusion, should not be hung as an infusion due to the small volume of the medicinal product to be administered in this population.
• The volume to be administered should be withdrawn from the bottle and diluted in a 0.9% sodium chloride solution or 5% glucose solution up to one tenth (one volume paracetamol, solution for infusion, into nine volumes diluent) and administered over 15 minute.
• A 5 or 10 ml syringe should be used to measure the dose as appropriate for the weight of the child and the desired volume. However, this should never exceed 7.5ml per dose.