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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  • "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
Okie B.
100 reviews
Taking this is sometimes the only thing standing between me and jail time. Whenever a pounding headache sets in, intake this and it helps quickly. You can find this most anywhere. Definitely recommend. Have bought and will continue to buy more
Bailey A.
Oklahoma City , OK
75 reviews
Tylenol has always worked best for me over anything else that’s OTC. You can get this at any local gas station , Walmart, or grocery store . It works faster in my opinion than alternatives. I always recommend Tylenol because it’s fast acting.
Cay B.
8 reviews
Tylenol is dependable and safe. When I have a headache that I can't shake, it's always been effective at knocking it down a few notches. Price is reasonable, and does the job. I would prefer Tylenol over all of the other leading pain reducers. 
Kendra G.
25 reviews
These are okay for menstrual cramps as well but doesn't kick in as fast as other pain relievers but it got the job done and was effective. As for migraines, these aren't as good versus other pain relievers, but I would recommend for others. 
melanie q.
Middletown, NY
60 reviews
this always does the trick, whether it is a headache a tooth ache, this always works for me, and it doesn't make me feel drowsy or sick to my stomach or anything of that sort, i recommend these compared to the other generic brands ! and they're pretty affordable ! 
Ana B.
6 reviews
Tambien lo tomo, me ayuda hasta con los dolores de vientre cuando ando en mis dias,en mi casa tengo,en mi trabajo tambien hay en los primeros auxilios,lo compro en cvs o walmart, alli lo consigues, si lo recomiendo con ojos cerrados, muy bueno 
Lara H.
Albion, MI
95 reviews
Tylenol works great. If looking for off-brand, it is called acedomenophin. I buy this from any drug store or walmart. It is fairly expensive, as is all medication. It is effective and relieves lots of symptoms. I am satisfied with the product.
Simonna K.
Beverly Hills, CA
46 reviews
Easily the best over the counter product to help numb moderate level pains when needed. It pretty much meets all my expectations and never fails to disappoint me when I do decide to use it! Whenever a friend has pain, I recommend it to them!
Morgan J.
226 reviews
I feel like you can't really go wrong with Tylenol. It's a great thing to always have around. I keep a bottle in my car, in my purse, and of course in my house. It's a pharmaceutical brand I trust, which comes in handy when overseas! It is sold internationally.
Nicole C.
49 reviews
Great for when I have a headache or some other pain. It also works for me when I'm sick with a cold. I think the price is affordable and it meets its expectations. I recommend this product to others. It's also easy to find in stores especially places such as CVS Pharmacy.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
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