Learn which medicines contain acetaminophen as an active ingredient and help make teens aware. A sample list of medicines containing acetaminophen is provided here:
Common Prescription Medicines Containing Acetaminophen
| Endocet® |
Hycotab Hydrocet® Hydrocodone Bitartrate
| Lortab® |
| Tylenol® with Codeine Tylox® |
*And generic medicines
Common Over-the-Counter Brand Name Medicines Containing Acetaminophen
Alka-Seltzer Plus LiquidGels®
Dayquil® Dimetapp® Dristan®
| Excedrin® |
|Aspirin-Free Singlet® |
Zicam® *And store brands
[Source: Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition; www.KnowYourDose.org]
For a comprehensive list of OTC and prescription medicines that contain acetaminophen, visit: the National Library of Medicine’s web site.
Does it Contain Acetaminophen? Where to Look:
The active ingredient(s) in OTC medicines are clearly listed on the outer packaging and Drug Facts label, but the container labels on prescription medicines that contain acetaminophen may not clearly identify acetaminophen as an active ingredient. On prescription labels, acetaminophen is sometimes listed as “APAP,” “acetamin,” or other shortened versions of the word.
NCPIE, other patient safety organizations, federal agencies, drug manufacturers and pharmacies all are working together to improve how active ingredients are presented on prescription medicine labels. Ask a healthcare professional to help you identify the active ingredient in your prescription medicine if you are not sure.