Paracetamol (cough and cold medicines)

Paracetamol (cough and cold medicines) is an active ingredient that is used in some medicines.

Paracetamol (cough and cold medicines) is also known as acetaminophen (cough and cold medicines).

The active ingredient is the chemical in a medicine that makes it work. Medicines can have more than one active ingredient and be available under different brand names. Medicines include both active ingredients and inactive ingredients.

This page about paracetamol (cough and cold medicines) automatically lists related information collected from other pages of our website.

The list below also includes links to brands of medicines that contain paracetamol (cough and cold medicines), including their consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflets.

Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.

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Medicine brands that contain paracetamol (cough and cold medicines)