Thursday, January 4, 2007

Crocin (Paracetamol) is the same as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) - Did you know?

Did you ever carry packets of Paracetamol for overseas travel from India thinking that you cant get this cure-for-all pain magic outside of India?

Do not worry.

Paracetamol (Crocin - brand name popular in India) and acetaminophen (Tylenol - brand name popular in the US) are essentially the same. The words acetaminophen and paracetamol both come from the chemical names for the compound: N-acetyl-para-aminophenol and para-acetyl-amino-phenol.

Common brand names for the drug include Tylenol in Brazil, Canada, South Korea and the U.S., Paralen in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Panadol in Taiwan, Australia, Greece, Central America, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UK, Sri Lanka, Romania, Portugal, The Netherlands, Finland, Singapore, Kenya, and Hungary, Perdolan in Belgium, Doliprane, Dafalgan, and Efferalgan in France, Tachipirina and Efferalgan in Italy, Crocin in India, Gelocatil and Efferalgan in Spain, Benuron in Portugal, Alvedon in Sweden, Panodil and Pinex in Denmark and Iceland, Acamol, Dexamol and Rokamol in Israel, Pinex and Paracet in Norway, Depon in Greece, Lekadol and Daleron in Slovenia Plicet and Lekadol in Croatia , Adol in Oman and Biogesic in Philippines.

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