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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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4.56 / 5 based on 5,432 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
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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
Kathryn M.
Chesapeake, VA
107 reviews
Extra strength or none at all. Along with Acetaminophen, this works like a champ. I usually get mine at Walmart, but any drugstore type store sells it. Tylenol never fails. I was relieved of my pain in about an hour (normal). I have bought Tylenol when needed since I turned 18.
Grace D.
8 reviews
Wether you stayed up too late or worked out too much. Take 2 of these or bring them with you on the go and your pain will go away. They sell them at any local store we there your local CVS or acme! They worked faster then I would have thought and I will continue buying them!
Allyson Y.
Laveen, AZ
52 reviews
Tylenol is my go to for aches and pains. It works quickly and effectively. I only use this for my smaller pains, I have medical conditions that create extreme pain and I use prescriptions for that. But for your run of the mill headache or other pains this is a good product.
Jared K.
Portland, MI
18 reviews
When I do have aches and pains, or even a headache, Tylenol usually solves that problem. I have purchased this at grocery stores or drug stores. I thin it is right in line with other brands of the same product. I was satisfied with the results. i would tell others about this product. 
Jess G.
Reston, VA
133 reviews
I keep a bottle of this in my purse at all times!  Perfect for on the go or traveling and I can always count on this to take my headache or pain away.  This is my holy grail product and I really don't go anywhere without it.  My family is a huge fan of tylenol.
Olga G.
97 reviews
It's Tylenol? It works to a certain extent, sometimes it cures headaches, sometimes it doesn't. I don't take it for anything else (except fever / headache). Packaging is nice and easy enough to open.
Marie G.
Binghamton, NY
132 reviews
I like to use Tylenol for headaches but it is not my preferred medication.  I prefer to use Excedrin for that.  I would also use Tylenol for low grade fever with body aches.  It is not my preferred medication for cramping either (I prefer Advil or Aleve).  
Haley G.
22 reviews
I suffer from back and knee pain and of course I get head aches too, so my forever go to is Tylenol xtra strength. It's very affective and quick to the swallow. Within 15 minutes the relief is noticeable. I recommend Tylenol xtra strength to anyone who just needs pain relief.
Caroline W.
Cullowhee, Nc
284 reviews
This is my go to medication for all things ranging from headache to back pain. I like this medicine because it works fast and their are no side effects. I recommend this to everyone.
Kacie S.
McSherrystown, PA
118 reviews
I was without pain in 30 minutes.  They are cheap and can be purchased at wal-mart.  It met my expectations of relieving my pain.  I very rarely use it - only when I need it. 
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
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