Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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Get back to the things you love with powerful relief of tension headaches, back pain and more.

Available as caplets. For adults and children 12 years and older.

Active ingredient

Acetaminophen 500 mg (in each caplet)


Pain reliever/fever reducer

Inactive ingredients

carnauba wax*, corn starch*, FD&C red no. 40 aluminum lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, modified starch*, polyethylene glycol*, powdered cellulose, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, shellac, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide
contains one or more of these ingredients


carnauba wax, crospovidone, FD&C red no. 40 aluminum lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate,  microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80,  povidone, pregelatinized starch,  propylene glycol, shellac glaze, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide.


  • temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
  • the common cold
  • headache
  • backache
  • minor pain of arthritis
  • toothache
  • muscular aches
  • premenstrual and menstrual cramps
  • temporarily reduces fever


Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Allergy alert: acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

  • skin reddening
  • blisters
  • rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if you are allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients in this product

Ask a doctor before use if you have liver disease

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • new symptoms occur
  • redness or swelling is present

These could be signs of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

Overdose warning: In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222) Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.


  • do not take more than directed (see overdose warning)

adults and children 12 years and over

  • take 2 caplets every 6 hours while symptoms last
  • do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
  • do not take for more than 10 days unless directed by a doctor

children under 12 years

ask a doctor

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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
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  • "I get headaches more than I'd like to, so I just take one and I will start to feel better after a bit." in 1 review
Christel J.
San Diego, CA
70 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Tylenol takes the edge off of my headaches and I don't have stomach issues like I do with other pain relievers. Extra Strength Tylenol must be taken as prescribed/suggested because even one extra dose in 24 hours can put you at risk for serious health issues. So if you are cautious and stay aware of how much you're taking, Tylenol is a good choice. It's more gentle on the stomach than other pain relievers, which is important for those of us with sensitive stomachs. Depending on your needs, I would check with your doctor or pharmacist about which pain reliever is the best choice for what ails you.
Manda G.
Grove city, OH
382 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I am so thankful for Tylenol. I have been in major car wreck so I've been on ibuprofen 24 hours a day for literally 15 years. I had to take it three or four times a day and I would still be left in major pain. A few months back my doctor told me to stop taking ibuprofen he wanted me to start taking Tylenol and it has really helped a lot. I do not have to take it as often and it helps relieve the pain a lot more than ibuprofen ever did. I wish I would've switched a long time ago and started using this
Victoria M.
Picayune, MS
115 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
When I became got pregnant I started to have horrible migraines. I went to my doctor and he told me to take Tylenol. I recommend this to any pregnant women because when you become pregnant it’s only so many things that you can take that’s safe for the baby. It kicked my headaches out in about 10-15 minuets. I would defiantly buy this again. You can also purchase this almost anywhere. It’s also not pricy, which is a good thing!!!!!
steph g.
Glen Rock, NJ
40 reviews
I recently started a medication that has a slight interaction with Advil, so I’ve started using Tylenol more often. It works just as well for me for most things. I had a doctor once tell me that it’s hard to predict which will work better, and in extreme situations you can actually combine Advil and Tylenol to combat pain from all angles. I used to do that a lot and found it an effective method.
Marquita S.
846 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Tylenol Extra Strength works great with my back pain and headaches. In a matter of minutes my pain is resolved and I feel better. Compared to alternatives Tylenol works rapidly and doesn't have a bad aftertaste. I will continue to buy Tylenol and recommend it to others. 
Esha Z.
Lorton, VA
133 reviews
I don't take Tylenol that much but when I do it gives me a lot more relief than Advil does. Tylenol is fast-acting! This is better than the regular tablets because it's stronger.... regular tablets I need to take a couple of. but this one does just fine in 1 tablet! Since I don't need to take as many this is more efficient and more worth my money, 
Elizabeth D.
Los Angeles , CA
80 reviews
May go to pain relief. If it’s not broke don’t fix it right? I get a lot of muscle and back pain and so I always keep Tylenol in my purse. It works fast and it’s safe May go to pain relief. If it’s not broke don’t fix it right? I get a lot of muscle and back pain and so I always keep Tylenol in my purse. It works fast and it’s safe
Krystal T.
65 reviews
We typically buy a big bottle from Costco. At first it was working okay. But after using this for years, this particular product didn’t work as quickly as gel would. It works fine for a mild headaches and cramps. It will not work instantly so expect up to an hour to feel better. And no, this doesn’t do anything with migraines.
rosie r.
Pacoima , CA
265 reviews
I usually use these when I have intolerable pain. I’m not big in taking medication so I hold off til the point where I can no longer tolerate it. It does the job it’s decreases the pain but doesn’t take it all away. I’d probably purchase it again. I’m not expecting over the counter medication to relieve severe pain.
Emma T.
335 reviews
I love using Tylenol for my pain relief needs! I take 2 Tylenol pills almost daily and it helps relieve my chronic back pain. I can rely on it taking away the pain and I never have to reach for more than the recommended dose. It is affordable and effective.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1,277 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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