Types of Paracetamol – In some countries, paracetamol is known as acetaminophen.
The packaging should state whether a product contains paracetamol or not, and in how much volume. This will usually be in milligrams (mg). For example, one paracetamol tablet may contain 650mg or 500 mg of paracetamol.
Types of paracetamol
Paracetamol is available as:
- Injection (given into a vein – normally only used in hospital)
- Soluble tablets (these dissolve in water, which you then drink)
- An oral suspension (liquid medicine)
- Suppositories, which are inserted into your anus (the opening through which waste leaves your body)
Paracetamol with other medicines
In some products, paracetamol is combined with other ingredients. For example, it may be combined with a decongestant (a type of medicine that provides short-term relief for a blocked nose) and sold as a cold and flu remedy.
- for Example – Paracetamol with Phenylephrine and Chlorphemiramine.
Paracetamol may also be combined with other painkillers in medicines, such as:
- Paracetamol and codeine
- Paracetamol and dihydrocodeine
- Paracetamol and tramadol
- Paracetamol with other pain killers like Aceclofenac, Diclofenac etc
Famous Paracetamol brand names
Tylenol – Tylenol is a brand of drugs advertised for reducing pain, reducing fever, and relieving the symptoms of allergies, cold, cough headache, and influenza. The active ingredient of its original flagship product is paracetamol. The brand name “Tylenol” is owned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
Panadol – Panadol is one of GlaxoSmithKline’s trade names for paracetamol or acetaminophen. According to GlaxoSmithKline, Panadol is marketed in 85 countries
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