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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2017, Vol. 44 Issue (1): 166-168    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3425.2017
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Intravenous acetaminophen for the treatment of intrapartum fever and resolution of fetal tachycardia: a novel use for an old medication
S. Ope-Adenuga1, A.P.H. Burgess1, J.G. Reilly1, M. Moretti1, N. Lakhi1, *()
1 Richmond University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Staten Island, New York, USA
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Abstract  
This case series demonstrates a potential new role for the use of intravenous (IV) acetaminophen. The authors reviewed two cases, whereby patients that developed intrapartum fever leading to fetal tachycardia were effectively treated with IV acetaminophen, leading to rapid reduction of maternal temperature and resolution of fetal tachycardia. Both patients had an uncomplicated vaginal delivery of healthy neonates. Intravenous acetaminophen, with its increased bioavailability and more rapid onset of action, may have benefit in the intrapartum setting by reducing adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes associated with febrile morbidity.
Key words:  Intravenous acetaminophen      Intrapartum fever      Fetal tachycardia     
Published:  10 February 2017     
*Corresponding Author(s):  N. LAKHI     E-mail:  nlakhi@yahoo.com

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S. Ope-Adenuga, A.P.H. Burgess, J.G. Reilly, M. Moretti, N. Lakhi. Intravenous acetaminophen for the treatment of intrapartum fever and resolution of fetal tachycardia: a novel use for an old medication. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(1): 166-168.

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