acetaminophen acetaminophen  /ə ˌsi tə ˈmɪ nə fən/

Definition(s):

  • (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)

Usage(s):

  1. The recent recommendation by an FDA advisory panel to do away with acetaminophen-containing prescription painkillers raised many questions for consumers.
  2. Once again, acetaminophen was linked to as many as 35% of the cases, most of them preventable.
  3. An FDA advisory panel has recommended that the maximum over-the-counter dose of the popular pain reliever acetaminophen, known as Tylenol, be lowered.

News

  1. Baby Aspirin Recalled After Acetaminophen Discovery

    Baby Aspirin Recalled After Acetaminophen Discovery
    on June 28, 2013     Source: WebMD

  2. Aspirin Recalled Over Bottle Mix-Up

    A nationwide baby aspirin recall is underway after a CVS pharmacist discovered a 120-pill bottle of baby aspirin was filled with acetaminophen pills. Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. voluntarily recalled 16,440 bottles of pills labeled to contain 81-mg aspirin pills because at least one bottle in the lot...        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Aspirin Recalled Over Acetaminophen Mix-Up

    A nationwide baby aspirin recall is underway after a CVS pharmacist discovered a 120-pill bottle of baby aspirin was filled with acetaminophen pills. Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. voluntarily recalled 16,440 bottles of pills labeled to contain 81-mg aspirin pills because at least one bottle in the lot...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: ABC News via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We remain keenly focused on executing the development programs for our two Phase III product candidates, intravenous acetaminophen and Omigard(TM)," said Ted Schroeder, Cadence's President and Chief Executive Officer. "As a result, we are on...
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Ted Schroeder Source: CNNMoney.com

  2. "If there is the same ingredient in something for cold, something for sleep, and something for pain, in fact, they may all have acetaminophen. That's how patients get into trouble," said Dr. Jerry Avorn of Harvard Medical School.
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Jerry Avorn Source: WTOK

  3. "There are an estimated 60,000 cases of acetaminophen overdose annually, most of which are intentional suicide gestures," Fontana wrote.
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Julian Fontana Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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