Tylenol, Panadol, Calpol, Paramol, Paracetamol, and Acetaminophen are all the same medication, just different names. It is useful for pain and fever and is safe for children. Unlike Aspirin and Ibuprofen it does not irritate the stomach. The recommended dose for an adult is 325-1000 mg (1-2 tablets), and the maximum dose for an adult is 6 of the 500 mg tablets or 3000 mg per day. It can be taken every 4 - 6 hours. Acetaminophen can cause liver failure if taken in excess and this risk is increased if you drink alcohol while taking it. Again, don't take more than you have to, for longer than you have to and don't take alcohol with it.
Dr. Elsa Wilson
General Practice Physician and Life Coach.