from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for the drug acetaminophen.

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  • proper n. A marketed variety of paracetamol.

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  • n. an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)


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  • If everyone got to sell the drug and call it Tylenol, that effect would go away.

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  • I canNOT imagine what parents do if their child has to take medication on a schedule (I couldn't bring in Tylenol for her to take at lunch, I drove to school to do it).

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  • A gift of Tylenol is always welcome, as both the matriarch and one of her sons suffer badly from migraine headaches.

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  • Tylenol is acetaminophen, Aleve is naproxen, Amoxil is amoxicillin, Advil is Ibuprofen, and so on.

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  • Dosing for many children's products including acetaminophen—best known by the brand name Tylenol—is based on age, although many labels also contain information on dosing by weight.

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  • Last year was a difficult one for New Brunswick, N.J., company, which recalled Tylenol and other popular over-the-counter medicines and temporarily shut down a key plant as a result of manufacturing problems.


  • The New Brunswick, N.J., company has been struggling for months with manufacturing troubles at its McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, which recalled Tylenol and other over-the-counter medicines and temporarily shut down a plant for refitting.


  • In January, the FDA identified problems at a Johnson & Johnson plant in Puerto Rico after the company recalled Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl products made there.

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  • Even harmless old acetaminophen (better known as Tylenol or Paracetemol) can be lethal once it passes its sell-by date and begins to degrade.

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