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. The brand is now owned by Johnson & Johnson. 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. 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.
Panadol is one of GlaxoSmithKline's trade names for paracetamol (INN) (// or //) or acetaminophen (USAN) i//, which is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). According to GlaxoSmithKline, Panadol is marketed in 85 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Peru,  Puerto Rico,  Pakistan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago,  the United Kingdom, Malta, and Uruguay.
In 1955, Panadol was introduced to hospitals in the United Kingdom. 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. In 1988 Sterling Winthrop was acquired by Eastman Kodak which sold the over the counter drug rights to SmithKline Beecham in 1994. It has been called "one of the most-frequently counterfeited medicines in the world."
Other formulations and packaging
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.
Panadol Osteo and Panadol Extend Tablets are modified-release formulations of paracetamol. Panadol Osteo is marketed in Australia and New Zealand; its immediate to sustained release ratio is 33% to 66%.
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.
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.
Other brand names
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|Adol||Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates|
|APAP||Poland, Greenland, United States|
|Asprin Free Pain Reliever||United States|
|Benuron||Austria, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland|
|Biogesic||Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia|
|Buscapina||Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela|
|Calpol||Bulgaria, Cyprus, India, Ireland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Philippines, Pakistan, South Africa|
|Co-Tipol||Ireland (with Codeine Phosphate Hemihydrate)|
|Dafalgan||Belgium, France, Portugal, Russia, Spain (Esteve), Switzerland, Ukraine|
|Dawa ya magi||Kenya|
|Dolgesic||Spain (Ferrer Grupo)|
|Doliprane||France, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Tunisia|
|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.|
|NapaDol||Bangladesh (Paracetamol + Tramadol)|
|Pain Relief||United States|
|Pamol||Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Indonesia|
|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|
|Panodil||Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden|
|Paralen||Czech Republic, Slovakia|
|Paramed||Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe|
|Paramol||Israel, Taiwan, United Kingdom (contains paracetamol and dihydrocodeine tartrate)|
|Perfalgan||Germany, Norway, Spain, South Africa (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Switzerland|
|Pinex||Denmark, Iceland, Norway|
|PyongSu Cetamol||North Korea|
|Pyrenol (Paracetamol plus caffeine)||Bangladesh|
|Tempra||Mexico, Philippines, Indonesia, Venezuela|
|Thomapyrin||Austria, Germany (contains Paracetamol, Acetylsalicylic acid and Caffeine)|
|Togal Classic Duo||Germany (contains Paracetamol and Acetylsalicylic acid)|
|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.|
|Zolben||Switzerland, Uruguay, Chile.|
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