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International Nonproprietary Name
An International Nonproprietary Name (INN) is the official non-proprietary or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance, as designated by the World Health Organization. The plethora of named proprietary preparations containing a given substance can lead to confusion about the identity of the active ingredient. INNs facilitate communication by providing a standard name for each substance. A similar role is played in chemistry by IUPAC names, however these are less suited to common usage, being typically very long and unwieldy.
|British Approved Name (BAN):||Paracetamol|
|United States Approved Name (USAN):||Acetaminophen|
|Other generic names:||N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, APAP, p-Acetamidophenol, Acetamol, ...|
|Proprietary names:||Tylenol®, Panadol®, Panamax®, Calpol®, Doliprane®,...|
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