Tylenol

Tylenol is an American brand of drugs advertised for reducing pain, reducing fever, and relieving the symptoms of allergies, cold, cough headache, and influenza. The active ingredient of its original flagship product is acetaminophen, an analgesic and antipyretic; it is commonly known elsewhere in the world by its international nonproprietary name, paracetamol. Like the words “acetaminophen” and “paracetamol”, the brand name “Tylenol” is derived from the chemical name for the compound, N-aceTYL-para-aminophENOL (APAP). The brand name “Tylenol” is owned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.