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What is paracetamol?
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Dr. Omada Idachaba
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pain/fever reliever
Other brand names are panadol, tylenol.
The generic name is acetaminophen. Used for pain relief, fever relief. Can usually be found over the counter in pharmacies or grocery stores with a medication section. It comes in adult and pediatric formulations.

In brief: Pain/fever reliever
Other brand names are panadol, tylenol.
The generic name is acetaminophen. Used for pain relief, fever relief. Can usually be found over the counter in pharmacies or grocery stores with a medication section. It comes in adult and pediatric formulations.
Dr. Omada Idachaba
Dr. Omada Idachaba
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Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: They are the same.
From wikipedia: the words Acetaminophen (used in the United States, canada, japan, south korea, hong kong, and iran) and paracetamol (used elsewhere) both come from a chemical name for the compound: para-acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol.
In some contexts, it is simply abbreviated as apap, for acetyl-para-aminophenol.

In brief: They are the same.
From wikipedia: the words Acetaminophen (used in the United States, canada, japan, south korea, hong kong, and iran) and paracetamol (used elsewhere) both come from a chemical name for the compound: para-acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol.
In some contexts, it is simply abbreviated as apap, for acetyl-para-aminophenol.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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