Paracetamol brand names

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This article contains a list of the various brand names for the pain medication paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) and the countries associated with a specific brand name. Common brandnames include Tylenol, Calpol, and Panadol.


Calpol is a brand of children's medicine sold in the UK, Ireland, India, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Malta and the Philippines. The main product is a paracetamol suspension. It is usually a coloured syrup with a sweet taste, and is used to treat fever and pain. The Calpol brand was owned by Mark Profad, the president of the company and Paul Knott, his vice president.[citation needed] The brand is now owned by Johnson & Johnson.[citation needed] Calpol also comes in a form containing ibuprofen, marketed under the name Calprofen. Calpol is a common cause of accidental child poisoning because of its pleasant taste.[1] Calpol Night, a product containing paracetamol and an anti-histamine, was listed for use from 2+ months. However, this has recently changed and it is now only considered suitable for children over the age of 6 years.[2]


Panadol 500 mg tablets
Panadol Rapid 500 mg caplets

Panadol is one of GlaxoSmithKline's trade names for paracetamol (INN) (/ˌpærəˈstəmɒl/ or /ˌpærəˈsɛtəmɒl/) or acetaminophen (USAN) Listeni/əˌstəˈmɪnəfɨn/, which is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). According to GlaxoSmithKline, Panadol is marketed in 85 countries,[3] including Australia,[4] Belgium,[5] Brazil,[5] Bulgaria,[5] Chile,[5] Finland,[5] France,[5] Greece,[5] Hong Kong,[5] Indonesia,[5] Ireland,[5] Italy,[5] Korea,[5] Netherlands,[5] New Zealand,[6] Nigeria,[7] the Philippines,[5] Peru, [5] Puerto Rico, [3] Pakistan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa,[5] Sri Lanka, Switzerland,[5] Taiwan,[5] Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, [5] the United Kingdom, Malta, and Uruguay.[5]


In 1955, Panadol was introduced to hospitals in the United Kingdom.[8] It was first marketed by Phillips, Scott & Turner, which was acquired by Frederick Stearns & Co, a subsidiary of Sterling Drug Inc. It was advertised as being "gentle on the stomach", since other analgesic agents at the time contained aspirin, a known stomach irritant. Panadol was originally available only by prescription in the UK, but is now available over the counter. In 1983, Sterling introduced Panadol to the United States market.[9] In 1988 Sterling Winthrop was acquired by Eastman Kodak which sold the over the counter drug rights to SmithKline Beecham in 1994.[10] It has been called "one of the most-frequently counterfeited medicines in the world."[11]

Other formulations and packaging[edit]

Panadol is sold in different formulations and packaging with different names.[3][12]

Panadol Extra, an S2 pharmacy-only medicine in Australia, combines 65 mg of caffeine with 500 mg of paracetamol per tablet. Caffeine may improve the analgesic effect of paracetamol. Studies have reached conflicting conclusions regarding the clinical significance of this incremental pain relief.[13][14]

Panadol Osteo and Panadol Extend Tablets are modified-release formulations of paracetamol.[15] Panadol Osteo is marketed in Australia and New Zealand; its immediate to sustained release ratio is 33% to 66%.[16]

Panadol Rapid Handipak is Panadol Rapid packaged in a slim container of ten 500 mg caplets, designed to appeal to Australian women who are 20 to 35 years of age.[17][18]

Panadol Cold and Catarrh contains three active ingredients: paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride as a nasal decongestant, and chlorpheniramine maleate to prevent certain allergies.[12]

Panadol Cold and Flu and Panadol Fever and Congestion both combine paracetamol with phenylephrine hydrochloride as a nasal decongestant.[6][19]


Tipol is an Irish brand name of paracetamol preparations. It is marketed by Carysfort Healthcare Limited. It is also available in a wide variety of suppository strengths for rectal administration to babies, infants, children and adults.


Main article: Tylenol (brand)

Tylenol is an American brand of drugs advertised for reducing pain, reducing fever, and relieving the symptoms of allergies, cold, cough headache, and influenza. The active ingredient of its original flagship product is paracetamol. The brand name "Tylenol" is owned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.[20]

Other brand names[edit]

Metacin India -

Common brand names include:[21]
Brand name Countries
Acamol Israel
Ace + Bangladesh
Acet United States
Acetalgin Switzerland
Adol Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Aeknil[22] India
Aldolor Israel
Alvedon Sweden
APAP Poland, Greenland, United States
Apiretal Flas
Spain, Portugal
Asprin Free Pain Reliever United States
Atamel Venezuela, Heiti
Atasol Canada, Mexico
Avcamol Israel
Benuron Austria, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland
Biogesic Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia
Biogesic-Kiddielets Philippines, Myanmar
Buscapina Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela
Calpol Bulgaria, Cyprus, India, Ireland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Philippines, Pakistan, South Africa
Captin Germany
Cemol Thailand
Coldex Israel
Co-Tipol Ireland (with Codeine Phosphate Hemihydrate)
Cotibin Chile
Crocin India
Dafalgan Belgium, France, Portugal, Russia, Spain (Esteve), Switzerland, Ukraine
Daleron Slovenia, Macedonia
Dawa ya magi Kenya
Depon Greece
Dexamol Plus
Dolex Colombia
Dolgesic Spain (Ferrer Grupo)
Doliprane France, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Tunisia
Dolorol South Africa
Dolprone Switzerland
Duiyixian anjifen pian (对乙酰氨基酚片) China
Efferalgan Bulgaria,Croatia, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, Vietnam. Made by UPSA Laboratoires in France. CoEfferalgan instead is a preparation of paracetamol and codeine and follows the restrictions placed on opioid analgesics.
Enelfa Germany
Europain Hong Kong
Febrectal Spain (Almirall)
Febricet Serbia
Febridol Australia
Fensum Germany
Gelocatil Spain (Gelos)
Gripin Turkey
Gesic Bangladesh
Hedex Bangladesh
Hedanol Australia
Herron Australia
Influbene Switzerland
Kafa Switzerland
Kitadol Chile
Lekadol Croatia, Slovenia
Lupocet Croatia
Pyrigesic India
Mexalen Austria
Milidon Malaysia
Minoset Turkey
Momentum Austria
Napa Bangladesh
NapaDol Bangladesh (Paracetamol + Tramadol)
Neo-Kiddielets Philippines
Pain Relief United States
Pacol Georgia
Pamol Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Indonesia
Parol Turkey
Panado South Africa
Panadol Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, British West Indies, Central America, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
Panamax Australia,
Panda Jordan[23]
Panodil Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
Paracet Norway, Serbia
Paracitol Sri Lanka
Paralen Czech Republic, Slovakia
Paramed Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Paramol Israel, Taiwan, United Kingdom (contains paracetamol and dihydrocodeine tartrate)
Parol Turkey
Perdolan Belgium
Perfalgan Germany, Norway, Spain, South Africa (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Switzerland
Pinex Denmark, Iceland, Norway
PyongSu Cetamol North Korea
Pyrenol (Paracetamol plus caffeine) Bangladesh
Plicet Croatia
Reliv Sweden
Revanin Jordan
Rokamol Israel
Rubophen Hungary
Sara Thailand
Scanol Taiwan
Sinpro N Germany
Tachipirin Venezuela
Tachipirina Italy
Tafirol Argentina, Mexico
Tapsin Chile
Termalgin Spain (Novartis)
Tempra Mexico, Philippines, Indonesia, Venezuela
Thomapyrin Austria, Germany (contains Paracetamol, Acetylsalicylic acid and Caffeine)
Tipol Ireland
Togal Classic Duo Germany (contains Paracetamol and Acetylsalicylic acid)
Treuphadol Switzerland
Triaminic United States
Tylenol (brandname) Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, Panama, Puerto Rico, Peru, China(Paracetamol Sustained-Release tablets/Tylenol Cold), South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United States. Formerly marketed in Ireland.
Uphamol Malaysia
Vermidon Turkey
Vitamol Thailand
Xumadol Spain (Italfarmaco)
Zolben Switzerland, Uruguay, Chile.


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