By: Micah Doran

History of Tylenol

Tylenol was developed by McNeil laboratories with help of a consultant named James Roth. He recommended acetaminophen as an alternative to aspirin. Later on Johnson& Johnson acquired McNeil in 1959. The company started to advertise acetaminophen to health professionals as an pain killer. They thought it was as effective as aspirin but easier on the stomach. By 1970 sales of Tylenol went up 20 to 30 percent, if it kept going on like that it would reach 60 million in 1975. Tylenol became more popular to use then any other pain killer because people physicians told them to use Tylenol because it was better on their digestive system. Tylenol got its name from the word N-acetyl-para-aminophenol it's a combination of acetaminophen and paracetamol.

Facts about Tylenol

  1. Tylenol treats aches,allergies, the flu, and helps with reducing fever
  2. Tylenol is a painkiller and works by lowering a chemical in the brain that stimulates pain nerves and the heat regulating center in the brain
  3. Tylenols active ingredient is acetaminophen
  4. Tylenol is also sold as a class of stronger pain relievers containing codeine
  5. Tynenol can cause liver damage if taken too much
  6. Tynenol is found in many stores and every pharmacy

Biblical Integration

Matthew 4:23-24 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. 24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.

I chose this verse because it talks about healing and Tylenol heals sick people just like Jesus did.


I chose this molecule because I use this a lot because I have headaches often, and I wanted to learn the structure of Tylenol too.