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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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4.56 / 5 based on 5,434 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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  • "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
Talia S.
Mill Valley
64 reviews
I used to only take Tylenol as I couldn’t have blood thinners which are present in Advil. Very effective and a good alternative if you need to change medications for medical reasons.
Lismary E.
Paterson, NJ
262 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
The absolute best pain reliever. I don't take medication often but I usually go to Walgreens and purchase these when I'm really not feeling well. They work fast and are very effective.
Destiny G.
Lexington , AL
73 reviews
These are a great aid for migraines and hangovers at that matter! I don't really use for body aches but this is some of the best for headaches which I have often
Erica D.
10 reviews
Tylenol is amazing for headaches and fevers and mild soreness and pain. I think it's more effective for headaches. Over all the product is pretty decent and I would highly recommend.
Brienne K.
Lawrenceville, GA
29 reviews
On days when my aches and pains are severe and I need to dial back the Advil, I will alternate with Tylenol and it seems to help. Doesn't seem to relieve my headaches as well though.
Sarika M.
Henderson , NV
303 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
It works really quite fast in my opinion. I am someone who would take any medication as a last resort. I took Tylenol for my sprained foot as the Dr said it causes the least harm to my liver.
Portia T.
Ionia, MI
110 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This is my go to pain reliever medication. It helps with cramps, headaches, back pain, and more. I can take it while breastfeeding without being worried. I would highly recommend this product.
Akillah G.
Petersburg, VA
22 reviews
Rarely. This product doesn't work for my headaches.! I stopped using it & moved on to aleve. I do use the Tylenol children's medicine for my kids. Not effective at all.. I've purchased it from many retail locations no I would not recommend the adult version of the medication 
Lindsey H.
Winfield, MO
74 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
My go to for any pain I have because I know it works. It kicks in fast and lasts. You can purchase it anywhere in a variety of sizes. I use this weekly for headaches and body aches.
Kay D.
Los Angeles, CA
80 reviews
Tylenol has been in my family for years. I've taken them since I was a kid AMD always trusted them to get me through aches and pains will getting a good nights sleep.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1276 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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