Definition of acetaminophen in English:



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

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


1960s: from para- acet yl aminophen ol.