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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults

BY TYLENOL #38 in Pain Relief

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4.56 / 5 based on 5,415 Reviews


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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Media (38)
  • "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
Lili M.
Wildomar, CA
128 reviews
Though Tylenol does not provide the same degree of pain relief that ibuprofen does, I appreciate them because they do provide some relief and do not cause stomach issues the way anti-inflammatory pain meds do.
Melanie J.
16 reviews
These really work! I only need one for a headache or cramping. Very effective and do not have many side effects. They are also affordable. Can be used for any aches or pain. These are my favorite and definitely have them in the house at all times
Sabrina K.
120 reviews
Ever since I had surgery, I had a hard time feeling the effects of over the counter pain medicines. But Tylenol Extra Strength never fails to work!! This is the only OTC I will use, and for someone who is an athlete, it is an absolute life saver!
Santa Rosa, CA
13 reviews
I go with Tylenol extra strength whenever I’m having a headache or I’m in some sort of pain. It kicks in very fast and last a while. I especially use it when it’s that time of the month.
Amanda S.
Milwaukee, WI
174 reviews
Always a good product to use for a general headache. I don't find it helps with my body aches and pains as well as others though. I use when I have a minor headache a few times a month. I would recommend to those with light to moderate headaches.
Lauren K.
Cincinnati , OH
207 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I always take these when I have a headache. I have a hard time finding a pain reliever that will effectively eliminate or soften my headache. I always purchase these at Kroger.
Jazzy J.
8 reviews
Tylenol Extra Strength is a life saver. I got a piercing on my inner ear and it hurt so bad I was literally crying. I took 2 of these and the pain was gone in about an hours time. I went from a 10 to a 0 on pain levels. I've also used it in a pinch for migraines and it was pretty helpful.
Bridget O.
Long beach, CA
5 reviews
Tylenol just speaks for itself . It’s always my go to pain reliever . It always helps with whatever pain I’m having whether it’s headaches , stomach aches and it does wonders when you have fevers . I definitely recommend giving Tylenol a try .
Sara-Catherine F.
Tupelo, MS
432 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Let me just tell you right now this stuff is a LIFE SAVOR after a night out on the town. It's a reasonable price and works fast. It meets all expectations one could have for it. I buy it every time I have a hang over and it's never failed me.
Mackenzie P.
49 reviews
Tylenol is a great pain reliever and the extra strength ones go above and beyond repairing your aches and pain. Although the pill size is above average, I don't mind at all! The outcome is amazing, you'll feel as good as new in a few minutes.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
208 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1275 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults