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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
Amy L.
56 reviews
Tylenol is a great product and works quickly for strains, sprains, fevers, headaches and the list goes on. I’ve always trusted Tylenol to help with any issues. I trusted it when my kids were babies to help reduce fevers and ease the ache of teething. 
Antumn M.
Nesbit, MS
398 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
This stuff works well especially when I have a headache. I also get pain in my legs, back, and hands...I take two of these and the pain goes away temporary. It last long enough to get some work done. Now it all depends on you body on how fast it will work.
Jessica K.
San Tan Vly, AZ
86 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This product works for what it says it does! It exceeded my expectations. One of my favorite products. It's cheaper than a lot of other brands, but still works! I've purchase this at a few different stores. I usually don't have a hard time finding it. Will continue using!
Cristavia B.
Lula, GA
17 reviews
Great product for any pain realife. I suffer from cramps every now and then like any woman and I take Tylenol to help the pain. The product is also affordable and available at any drug store and supermarket. Overall I was saitsified with the product.
Cheritty G.
5 reviews
They are a little to big for my liking. But other than that they work great. I take them often, maybe twice a week, for headaches. It only takes a matter of minutes for them to start working and I very rarely have to take another dose during the day 
Anissa G.
23 reviews
I do like to use Tylenol around that time of the month although it's not my first choice in pain reliever. It does however get the job done. I will use it occasionally if someone else has it but I don't necessarily go out and purchase bottles myself.
Kelly F.
Bloomsburg, PA
30 reviews
I picked these up at a convenience store when I had a bad headache and wasn't at home. Tylenol works for me, got rid of my headache quickly and got me back to what I needed to be doing. It's good to know I can count on Tylenol to relieve my headaches!
Kennedy B.
172 reviews
This is great for over the road when you had a headache or muscle ache but sometimes I have found that this product makes me nauseous after taking it. I would recommend if you have a strong stomach but I would not recommend it you get nauseous easily.
Lupita G.
mercedes, TX
37 reviews
I always buy these because they are easy to take everywhere. I buy my box at our local Sams club. I use this Tylenol because I feel like it easies my headache or body ache faster than any other brand. I always make sure to share if someone needs some at home or work.
Michelle L.
Pittsburgh, PA
80 reviews
This literally solves all problems in regards to pain. Migraines? Boom. Period cramps? Boom (take an extra one to fully get effects for this problem though). General body or skin pain? Boom take a pill.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Do you like this product??
Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1276 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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