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
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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
Sarah G.
Arvada, CO
226 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I am allergic to NSAIDs so Tylenol has become my go to OTC for pain relief. I try to take any OTC sparingly but I pay particular attention to how much Tylenol I use. That said, Tylenol works great to relieve my headaches, menstrual cramps, and other aches and pains. Just watch your dose carefully to avoid the nasty side effects they advertise.
Allie H.
Raleigh, NC
34 reviews
I have bad back pain and extra strength Tylenol is the only medicine that really seems to help that. The price is very comparable to other medicines on the market. I definitely recommend for any type of muscle pain!
brittanyccampbell C.
Titusville , FL
246 reviews
Tylenol has always worked for me I use it every month during my menstrual cycle it takes away the pain almost instantly I will always buy Tylenol it is affordable and it works I would definitely recommend it to others as well thank you
Taraja C.
Pittsburgh, PA
36 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Extra strength Tylenol is pretty much all I take I recently had a procedure done and this saved me from having to deal with all the pain that came along with it! This was a life saver for a few days!
AnnaRose C.
19 reviews
I get super bad headaches because I work the night shift and I'm up all night and my body just doesn't cooperate that well so I get these really bad headaches if I take two of these my headache is gone for the whole entire day I can sleep I can wake up sometimes even use this to help me sleep this is a really good pain product?.
Julie M.
Tucson , AZ
38 reviews
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults... since I’m pregnant, the only thing I can take is Tylenol. It’s safe and it works for my any ill 😷 needs. Thank god for these pills. I recommen then being pregnant or not.
Wendi L.
Cookeville , TN
160 reviews
I use this all the time. It's so handy to throw in your purse, bag, or pocket. I keep one in my purse all the time because you never know when you might get a headache, or any thing really. Tylenol works for me. I use it whenever I need it and it helps me get through whatever issue I have. And it's nice to have, if anyone else needs one 😊
Jenna B.
121 reviews
I was not very impresses with my Tylenol experience at all. I took it because I was having some lower back pain after going to the gym, & it did not do anything for it. I also took it to try to alleviate menstrual cramps & it helped a little, but not as well as Advil. I probably will not buy this product again nor recommend it.
misty c.
6 reviews
Tylenol is my go to pain reliever for any kind of aches that I encounter. I find that it is very effective and will kick in after about 30 minutes once taken. It is safe for pregnant woman as well as people who don't like to take aspirin all the time. I recommend Tylenol Extra Strength for your over the counter pain reliever.
Isabel V.
Riverdale, IL
144 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Perfect to carry around in my purse. You never know when you need a Tylenol or when anyone around you is in need of one. Doesn't take space at all! $ you could refill it at any time!
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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