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Old 10-25-2002, 05:17 PM
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Why is Tylenol abbreviated APAP?

I'm presently taking a course in preparation for employment as a pharmacy technician, and I've been learin a lot of abbreviations and stuff. Usually, I can readily understand the rationale for the abbreviations, but acetaminophen is eluding me.

Why APAP? The PDR wasn't helpful.
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Old 10-25-2002, 05:22 PM
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N-Acetyl-Para-Amino-Phenol (acetaminophen)
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Old 10-25-2002, 05:37 PM
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From this site , kaylasdad99, acetyl-p-aminophenol.
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Old 10-25-2002, 05:40 PM
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Oops,sorry Kalt. Swear to God your post wasn't there when I hit submit.
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Old 10-25-2002, 06:02 PM
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Many thanks to the both of you. I'll be sure to share the information with the instructor.
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Old 10-25-2002, 06:54 PM
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Check it out:

From N-Acetyl-Para-Amino-Phenol you can also get:

N-Acetyl-Para-Amino-Phenol

and

N-Acetyl-Para-Amino-Phenol

That's my useless fact for the day.
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Old 10-25-2002, 06:59 PM
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remember, as a pharmacy technician, don't be too obvious when you pocket those hydrocodone pills, and try not to exceed 3000mg of "APAP" per day, as it will kill yer liver.
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Old 10-25-2002, 10:01 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bob Scene
Check it out:

From N-Acetyl-Para-Amino-Phenol you can also get:

N-Acetyl-Para-Amino-Phenol

and

N-Acetyl-Para-Amino-Phenol

That's my useless fact for the day.
Oh, I like that!.

It not only gives a rationale for the abbreviation, it also gives one for the Trade name!
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