a white crystalline compound (HO.C6H4.NH.CO.CH3) used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic. It has molecular weight 151.16. It is the active ingredient in the commercial analgesics Tylenol and Datril.
An aspirin substitute. Like aspirin, acetaminophen works as a pain killer and fever reducer, but it does not have anti-inflammatory properties and does not produce the side effects associated with aspirin, such as stomach irritation.
Tylenol(tm) ingredient. Relieves pain and reduces fever. Does not irritate stomach like aspirin does. Decongestant: cold medication ingredient that unclogs nose and chest congestion. Works by enlarging air passages.
A pain reliever and fever reducer. Brand name: Tylenol. The exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not known. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold (that is, by requiring a greater amount of pain to develop before it is felt by a person). Acetaminophen reduces fever through its action on the heat-regulating center (the "thermostat") of the brain. Generic is available.
A pain-relieving and fever-reducing drug taken orally to treat mild or moderate pain such as headaches and minor arthritis. Overdosage could be associated with liver damage. Brand names include Tylenol, Datril and Tempra.
A compound that relieves mild pain and reduces fever. Acetaminophen has also been found to be suitable for people who can't take aspirin because of aspirin-related allergic reactions or stomach irritation. In addition, acetaminophen is safe for use by infants, children and teens. Common brand names include Tylenol® and Tempra®.