What Are The Names Of Paracetamol In The US? (Every traveler Need To Know)

Paracetamol is a pain and fever reliever that can also help to alleviate the symptoms of colds and flu. If you are traveling to the USA; you might need to know this basic drug’s name (brand name to be exact) to find it in the nearby drug stores.

This drug has been around for decades, but what are its names? In this article, we will take a look at each one, as well as how they work and who should take them.

If you are wondering, it’s acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is one of the most common pain relievers and fever reducers available in pharmacies across America. It’s also one of the most commonly mispronounced drug names, with many people mistakenly referring to it as “apacetamol” or “pacatamine.” However, this medication can be used for more than just relieving headaches and aches; when taken at a higher dose (4 g), acetaminophen can actually suppress inflammation and treat arthritis. The US is a country that has a great variety of names for paracetamol. 

List Of 10 Paracetamol Brands In The USA

1. Acetaminophen (generic)

Acetaminophen is the generic name for Paracetamol, which can be found in many different brand names. Acetaminophen is a medication that reduces fever and relieves minor pain. It comes in tablet form or syrup form, and it’s available over the counter without needing to see your doctor or pharmacist first. The side effects of acetaminophen are rare but can include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (stomach ache), loss of appetite (not wanting to eat), headache (throbbing skull-splitting head pain) drowsiness (sleepiness causing you to fall asleep). If any of these side effects persist or worsen please contact your local physician immediately because this could indicate an allergic reaction or other serious reaction.

2. Anacin (Walgreens)

Anacin is a store brand of acetaminophen (paracetamol) and comes in tablets and capsules. It is available at Walgreens and Walmart for $4.99. Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever after ibuprofen, with over 30 million prescriptions written each year in the United States alone. Acetaminophen relieves aches, pains, fever, headache, muscle aches, or swelling caused by various conditions such as arthritis or dental infections. The active ingredient in Anacin is 325mg which we find to be an effective amount of medication for minor pain relief needs when compared to other brands on the market which contain 500mg per tablet/capsule format. However, if you need more than the usual 325mg dosage per tablet, there are other brands that you can try that may have higher milligrams content. For example, Tylenol Extra Strength contains 500 mg of acetaminophen in each dose while some generic forms contain 650mg or even more depending on the brand and country where it is distributed to.

3. Aspirin-Free Excedrin PM (CVS Pharmacy)

Excedrin PM is a pain relief medication that does not contain aspirin. It contains the generic acetaminophen, which is better for those who are sensitive to aspirin or have certain conditions like asthma, liver disease, or diabetes. The active ingredients in Excedrin PM are acetaminophen and diphenhydramine HCL. These two ingredients together help you relax and fall asleep easier by reducing muscle aches and pains as well as calming your mind so you can sleep more soundly. 

Excedrin PM also contains caffeine to provide an additional natural stimulant effect that helps some people stay awake if they’ve had too much coffee during the day but still need to get their work done at night time hours. For those with heartburn disease or high blood pressure, we recommend you speak with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Excedrin PM is also safe for people who smoke and drink to help calm nausea that may occur as a result of those activities. Excedrin PM does not contain any aspirin products so it can be used as an alternative by those who are sensitive to aspirin or have certain conditions like asthma, liver disease, or diabetes. The active ingredients in Excedrin PM are acetaminophen and diphenhydramine HCL. These two ingredients together help you relax and fall asleep easier by reducing muscle aches and pains as well as calming your mind so you can sleep more soundly. 

4. Bayer Extra Strength Headache Relief Caplets (Walmart) 

Bayer Extra Strength Headache Relief Caplets are available at Walmart for a discounted price. The ingredients in the pills include paracetamol, caffeine, and aspirin. Bayer is one of the most trusted brands in pain relief medication with over 130 years of experience in research and development. With these caplets, you can get fast relief from headaches or minor aches without having to take many pills or wait for hours for it to kick in. They are also more cost-efficient than other headache medications on the market today since they come in packs of 20 caplets that last up to 10 days each when used as recommended by your doctor depending on how often you suffer from headaches or minor aches.”

5. Centrum Pain Relief Tablets with Vitamin C and D3 (Kroger) 

Centrum is a trusted brand for vitamins and pain relief. It features Vitamin C to help reduce the risk of colds, flu, or other infections that can lead to fever or chills. The D3 helps with bone strength and growth. Centrum Pain Relief Tablets are designed to provide relief from minor aches and pains associated with arthritis, backache, menstrual cramps, toothaches, headache (including migraine), sore throat, or mild burns. 

-Centrum products are made in the United States 

-products are available over-the-counter without a prescription 

-Vitamin C helps reduce the risk of colds/flu/other infections leading to fever/chills 

-D3 promotes bone strength & growth

6. Children’s Tylenol Drops Grape Flavor Chewables, Berry Flavor Chewables, or Cherry Flavored Liquid Gels for Fever from Cold or Flu or as directed by a doctor.

Tylenol for fever from cold or flu works by reducing the temperature in your body. This reduces the discomfort and slows a child’s recovery time so he can feel better faster, which helps him to get well sooner. In addition, Tylenol treats pain caused by other conditions such as teething or earache.    -If symptoms persist beyond 48 hours (or if new symptoms occur), consult a doctor because there could be another condition involved that has not been diagnosed by a doctor; you may need additional diagnosis or care during this period of time

-Dosage is based on weight: under 12 lbs take ½ dose every six hours up to three times daily; between 12 & 24 lbs give one full dose every six hours up to three times daily; over 24 lbs give one or two full doses every four to six hours.

-Do not mix the syrup with any other drugs, unless specifically instructed by a doctor.  If you are giving acetaminophen and ibuprofen at the same time, separate doses of each medication by several hours so they do not affect each others’ effectiveness.

7. Bufferin Headache Formula Caplets

Bufferin Headache Formula Caplets are an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever. Bufferin is one of the most popular brands of OTC pain relievers because it offers safe, effective relief for headaches and other minor aches and pains.  With each caplet containing 500 mg of acetaminophen, Bufferin works by blocking the enzyme in your body that makes prostaglandins (hormones that produce inflammation), to reduce fever or discomfort caused by arthritis, bursitis, or tendonitis. This blog post will cover how Bufferin Headache Formula Caplets work as well as some information about the drug’s ingredients, side effects, and precautions when using this medication.

8. Excedrin Migraine Caplets (Also contains caffeine)

Excedrin Migraine is a pain reliever that contains caffeine. It also includes Paracetamol, the active ingredient in Tylenol. The product has been on the market for decades, with consumers swearing by it as an effective treatment for headaches and migraines. This drug can be purchased at most pharmacies or grocery stores without a prescription, making it easily accessible to those who are experiencing these symptoms of discomfort. Excedrin Migraine Caplets offer relief from headache pain within 30 minutes of ingestion and last up to 8 hours, depending on the severity of symptoms. For those who experience frequent migraines or severe headaches with nausea or vomiting, you should consult with your doctor before taking this medication due to its high level of caffeine.

9. Tylenol

Tylenol is a brand that offers pain relief for minor aches and pains. Tylenol Paracetamol contains the active ingredient, paracetamol (500mg) which helps to reduce fever and lower body temperature. It also has an analgesic effect by providing temporary relief from headaches, muscle aches, back pain, arthritis and menstrual cramps.  The recommended dosage of Tylenol Paracetamol is two tablets every 4-6 hours as needed with a maximum of eight tablets in 24 hours or twelve tablets in any one-week period. This product does not have any known drug interactions at this time but it may interact with other medications so please consult your physician before use if you are pregnant.

10. Panadol

Panadol Paracetamol is a brand of paracetamol and has been on the market for many decades. It’s most widely used as an over-the-counter painkiller, with it being the leading OTC analgesic in Australia (even in the USA). 

It is also marketed under various other names including Panado, Tylenol, Tempra, and Prenal Plus. 

Panadol Paracetamol can be purchased from pharmacies without prescription or through online retailers such as Amazon.com where it retails at $1 per tablet or $5 per pack of 10 tablets depending on what quantity you buy and whether you opt to subscribe to regular deliveries (monthly) which reduce your cost by 5%.


The use of acetaminophen-containing medications has been linked to kidney damage, liver failure, and the risk of death though you still may want to take it. Consumers should be aware that some products containing paracetamol are sold in limited quantities per package or have a maximum number for sale per day. If you have any more questions about this topic please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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