Acetaminophen is the most common drug ingredient in America. It is found in more than 600 different over-the-counter and prescription medicines, including generic and store brand pain relievers, fever reducers, and sleep aids as well as cough, cold, and allergy medicines.

Below is a list of some common medicines and brand names that you might have at home, some forms of which contain acetaminophen. This list does not include every medicine that contains acetaminophen. If you have a medicine that is not listed here, simply check the label.

Some Common Over-the-Counter Brand Name Drugs That Contain Acetaminophen

Actifed®
Alka-Seltzer Plus Liquid Gels®
Anacin®
Cepacol®
Contac®
Coricidin®
Dayquil®
Dimetapp®
Dristan®
Excedrin®
Feverall®
Formula 44®
Goody’s® Powders
Liquiprin®
Midol®
Nyquil®
Panadol®
Robitussin®
Saint Joseph® Aspirin-Free
Singlet®
Sinutab®
Sudafed®
Theraflu®
Triaminic®
TYLENOL® Brand Products
Vanquish®
Vicks®
Zicam®
*And store brands

Some Common Prescription Drugs That Contain Acetaminophen (or APAP)

Butalbital
Endocet®
Fioricet®
Hycotab
Hydrocet®
Hydrocodone Bitartrate
Lortab®
Oxycodone
Percocet®
Phenaphen®
Sedapap®
Tapanol®
Tramadol
Tylenol® with Codeine
Tylox®
Ultracet®
Vicodin®
Zydone®
*And generic drugs

 

This is NOT a complete list; there are many other nonprescription and prescription medicines that contain acetaminophen as an active ingredient. Some brands listed above also have products which do not contain acetaminophen.

*Many over-the-counter and prescription medicines may have store brand or generic versions. For example, there are many store brand products that are similar to brands like Tylenol®, NyQuil®, and Robitussin®. Prescription medicines that come in generic form may list the ingredients in place of a drug name. (For example, “hydrocodone and acetaminophen” appears on the generic version of “Vicodin.”) Your prescription label may list the ingredients, the brand name, or both. Always read and follow the label, and ask your pharmacist or healthcare professional if you have questions about the ingredients in your medicine. 

Forms of
Acetaminophen:
TabletsChewable Tablets
Gel TabsLiquid
CapletsPowder
SuppositoriesDissolving Strips
Shapes of Acetaminophen:
8-sided

Capsule

Round

Eliptical

The National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical library. The Library offers databases and search tools to help identify and learn more about over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Visit the NLM’s DailyMed database.