Paracetamol Other names: Acetaminophen

Chemical formula: C₈H₉NO₂  Molecular mass: 151.163 g/mol  PubChem compound: 1983

Active ingredient description

Paracetamol is a medication used to treat pain and fever. It does appear to selectively inhibit COX activities in the brain, which may contribute to its ability to treat fever and pain.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
N02BE01 Paracetamol N Nervous system → N02 Analgesics → N02B Other analgesics and antipyretics → N02BE Anilides
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
PANADOL ORIGINAL Tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
PARACETAMOL 80 mg Suppository Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
PARACETAMOL BAXTER Solution for infusion Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC
PANADOL BABY Oral suspension Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
ANADIN Paracetamol Tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 103-90-2
DrugBank Drug: DB00316
KEGG Drug: D00217
PubChem Compound: 1983
RxNorm Ingredient: 161
SNOMED-CT Concept: 387517004
Paracetamol (substance)
UNII Identifier: 362O9ITL9D
ACETAMINOPHEN

Medicines

Paracetamol is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Albania (AL)

Australia (AU)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Cyprus (CY)

Ecuador (EC)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Germany (DE)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Israel (IL)

Italy (IT)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

Malta (MT)

Mexico (MX)

Netherlands (NL)

New Zealand (NZ)

Nigeria (NG)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

Spain (ES)

Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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