Acetaminophen Otc Vs Rx


How can you tell if acetaminophen is a rx or just otc? Is the dosage a clue?

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Based on my own research I found that Acetaminophen (also known as Paracetamol) is an ingredient contained in many OTC and prescription medicines.

For the most part, Acetaminophen would be found in typical OTC drugs such as, Benadryl, Tylenol, Theraflu, and many more medications along similar lines intended for normal colds, flu, and other minor to moderate pain.

As for Acetaminophen in Rx, I found it to be similar dosages, but I believe the main difference is what drug they combined with Acetaminophen to give it a stronger effect. For example, I saw Acetaminophen used in conjunction with Oxycodone, Codeine, Hydrocodone, and other serious drugs intended to be for a more serious matter. But those are Rx of coarse because they have such strong profiles.

To view more information on Acetaminophen and its properties, please click on the link below...

Do you have any more questions or concerns? Please post back if you do so I can further assist you.

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Acetaminophen by itself is otc in the United States. Brand name Tylenol

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What over the counter drug contains paracetamol? I'm treating a moderate knock on the head.

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