Acetaminophen is a Small Molecule owned by Johnson & Johnson, and is involved in 24 clinical trials, of which 21 were completed, 2 are ongoing, and 1 is planned.

Acetaminophen is a cycloxygenase inhibitor. It acts primarily in the CNS, increasing the pain threshold by inhibiting both isoforms of cyclooxygenase enzymes (Cox-1 and COX-2) involved in prostaglandin (PG) synthesis. The antipyretic properties of acetaminophen are likely due to direct effects on the heat-regulating centres of the hypothalamus resulting in peripheral vasodilation, sweating and hence heat dissipation.

The revenue for Acetaminophen is expected to reach a total of $37.1bn through 2038. This change impacts the valuation of this asset and is an important factor to understand the current value of the drug in a clinical process. View the complete picture with the Acetaminophen NPV Report.

Acetaminophen is currently owned by Johnson & Johnson.

Acetaminophen Overview

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Calpol, Frenagial, Drazin, Tylex, Pamol, Perdolan) is a derivative of acetanilide acts as analgesic and anti-pyretic agent. It is formulated as hard gelatin capsules, tablets, chewable tablets, film coated tablets, suspension, solution, and drops for oral route of administration and suppository for rectal route of administration. It is indicated for the relief of fever, headaches, migraine, arthritis pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain, neuralgia, tennis elbow, colds, back pain, muscular pain, periods pain, dental pain and fibrositis.

Johnson & Johnson Overview

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) researches, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and consumer products. The company provides pharmaceuticals for immune diseases, cancer, neurological disorders, infectious, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; consumer products in oral care, baby care, beauty, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, women’s health and wound care categories; and medical devices for use in the cardiovascular, orthopaedic, general surgery and vision care fields. J&J distributes pharmaceutical and medical products to retailers, wholesalers, health care professionals and hospitals; and offers consumer products through retail outlets and distributors. The company offers its products in the US; Europe; Asia-Pacific and Africa; and Western Hemisphere (excluding the US). J&J is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the US.

The company reported revenues of (US Dollars) US$93,775 million for the fiscal year ended January 2021 (FY2021), an increase of 13.6% over FY2020. In FY2021, the company’s operating margin was 24.3%, compared to an operating margin of 20% in FY2020. In FY2021, the company recorded a net margin of 22.3%, compared to a net margin of 17.8% in FY2020. The company reported revenues of US$23,791 million for the third quarter ended October 2022, a decrease of 1% over the previous quarter.

Quick View – Acetaminophen

Report Segments
  • Innovator (Non-NME)
Drug Name
  • Acetaminophen
Administration Pathway
  • Oral
  • Rectal
Therapeutic Areas
  • Central Nervous System
  • Ear Nose Throat Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Other Diseases
  • Respiratory
  • Women’s Health
Key Companies
Highest Development Stage
  • Marketed

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The rNPV method integrates the probability of a drug reaching a clinical stage into the cash flow at that time, which provides a more accurate rNPV, as it considers the probability that the drug never makes it through the clinical pathway to commercialization. GlobalData’s rNPV model uses proprietary likelihood of approval (LoA)and phase transition success rate(PTSR) data for the indication in the highest development stage, which can be found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.