Definition of acetaminophen in English:



North American
  • An analgesic drug used to treat headaches, arthritis, etc., and also to reduce fever; paracetamol.

    • ‘If you have tension headaches, your doctor may tell you to use more than just a pain reliever like aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen.’
    • ‘Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen with or without codeine often controls pain in a child younger than six years.’
    • ‘Numerous pharmaceutical treatments are used for headaches, including aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and prescription-only options.’
    • ‘Pain medicine such as aspirin or acetaminophen may help.’
    • ‘A. While aspirin may aggravate asthma, it is not clear whether acetaminophen poses a problem.’
    • ‘Aspirin, acetaminophen or Tylenol are helpful, low doses of over the counter anti-inflammatories are helpful.’
    • ‘Other common treatments include plenty of liquids and aspirin or acetaminophen.’
    • ‘Aspirin and acetaminophen relieve cold and flu aches and reduce fever in flu.’
    • ‘Treat your child's fever with acetaminophen - Tylenol, Tempra - when needed.’
    • ‘If your child does have symptoms after getting the flu shot, put a warm compress on the injection site to ease soreness or swelling, and give acetaminophen or ibuprofen for headache or low-grade fever.’
    • ‘These drugs contain a combination of caffeine, aspirin and acetaminophen and are especially known for causing rebound headaches.’
    • ‘Aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be included to reduce fever and relieve headache or sore throat pain.’
    • ‘If necessary, acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) or ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) can be used to relieve fever and headache.’
    • ‘Because most cases of pharyngitis are viral in nature, they can be treated with acetaminophen for pain and fever relief.’
    • ‘Both ibuprofen and acetaminophen reduce fever too.’
    • ‘Aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may be used to relieve minor signs and symptoms in adults.’
    • ‘Regular use of drugs like acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen may also pose hazards.’
    • ‘Pain and fever may be treated with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.’
    • ‘Specific options for care include the use of acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and spinal manipulation.’
    • ‘A common side effect is headache, which usually responds to aspirin or acetaminophen and tends to improve with continued use.’
    • ‘If you have a sore throat, you can treat the pain with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen.’
    • ‘Another common analgesic, acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol), provides pain relief but does not reduce inflammation.’
    • ‘Or taking medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may reduce fever or muscle aches often associated with influenza.’
    • ‘Standard analgesic therapy with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, careful monitoring of hydration status and aggressive early rehydration therapy are usually sufficient to avoid inpatient admission in most children.’
    • ‘WLL has practiced and taught the use of alternating doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen to treat fever in children.’
    • ‘The antipyretic and analgesic drug acetaminophen is safe in the therapeutic range, but an overdose often causes severe hepatotoxicity in experimental animals and humans.’
    • ‘You can use acetaminophen to treat a fever; however, do not give aspirin because of the risk of Reye syndrome, a life-threatening illness.’
    • ‘To reduce fever and make the child more comfortable, acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) can be given.’
    • ‘Rest, hydration, decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine for comfort, acetaminophen for analgesia and fever.’
    • ‘Call your doctor if your child has a fever for more than 24 hours that doesn't get better with acetaminophen (such as Tylenol, Tempra, or Panedol) or ibuprofen.’
    • ‘If your child seems uncomfortable from the fever, ask the doctor if you can give him or her infant's or children's acetaminophen or ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) to help reduce it.’
    • ‘Pharmacologic treatment often includes acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or topical NSAIDs, and alternative therapies such as diuretics, vitamin E, evening primrose oil, or oral contraceptives.’
    • ‘They're known as inceds, like ibuprofen, naproxen, sold as Aleve, and as well as acetaminophen, or Tylenol.’
    • ‘Continuous long-term use of acetaminophen and aspirin, ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs appears to increase the body's need for folic acid.’
    • ‘Other research has shown that steady use of arthritis-strength acetaminophen or aspirin increases the risk of kidney damage.’
    • ‘Give acetaminophen to reduce fever and make the child more comfortable.’
    • ‘One drug that most physicians frequently recommend is acetaminophen (Tylenol).’
    • ‘Usually safe alternatives to aspirin include acetaminophen or salsalate (Szczeklik et al.’
    • ‘Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs reduce fever and relieve pain caused by muscle aches and stiffness, but only NSAIDs can reduce inflammation (swelling and irritation).’
    • ‘Regular use of aspirin or acetaminophen together with this anticoagulant may also increase the risk of bleeding.’


1960s: from para- acet yl aminophen ol.