What are Generics?
Generic drugs marketed without brand names contain the exact same active ingredients used in their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less. The drugs are required to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity and effectiveness.
Acetaminophen is a generic pain reliever that is used to relieve a variety of mild aches and pains. Most commonly known by the brand name Tylenol, the active ingredient Acetaminophen is a staple in medicine cabinets around the world, and is most often used to treat headaches, but can also be used for muscle aches, colds, fevers, backaches, tooth aches and even arthritis.
Acetaminophen may also be marketed as: Generic Acetaminophen, Fioricet, Tylenol, Generic Tylenol, Feverall, Acephen, Actami, Tempra, Tactinal, Q-Pap, ect.