Paracetamol or Acetaminophen?


English v American words.

There are various different words used by English or Americans, that have the same meaning.

Paracetamol and Acetaminophen are examples of this.

English use: Paracetamol.
Americans use: Acetaminophen.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Paracetamol (Panadol) are the same pain-relieving medication.

In the U.S. and Japan, it is called Acetaminophen, with the most common brand name being Tylenol.

In Europe and most of the rest of the world, it is called Paracetamol, with the most common brand name being Panadol.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Paracetamol (Panadol) are the same medication.

Major Brand Names include: Tylenol, Mapap and Panadol. Supermarket own brands contain the same active ingredients, in the same quantity.

Main ingredients:
N-acetyl-para-aminophenol and Para-acetyl-amino-phenol.

This medication does not reduce inflammation, while Nurofen does.


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