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
Sammi G.
25 reviews
I get chronic sinus headaches and this is the only thing that releases the pain and pressure from my face. I usually buy it at cvs and I'm not sure of the price but I'd buy it even if it was $30 just for the pain relief.
Leslie S.
58 reviews
I take this every once and a while. I don't buy it a lot I just use it if someone else gives it to me. It doesn't work as well as some of the other pain relievers I use but it works for small aches. I would not buy it.
Jordyn S.
Lansdale, PA
51 reviews
I usually use ibuprofen but Tylenol saved me when I got surgery and wasn't able to use ibuprofen. It helped a lot with the pain and made me comfortable during recovery after I wanted to ween off the strong painkillers.
Samantha E.
Yukon, OK
109 reviews
I love carrying this just in case. For every day aches and pains that come with working in a hospital, Tylenol is my saving grace. You can buy it almost anywhere, and it’s always a cheap price. Would recommend to anyone!
Lilly K.
17 reviews
Whether it’s a fever or a terrible ache, Tylenol extra strength has never let me down. I am a person who doesn’t have time to just deal with headaches so therefore taking this was super helpful and I would buy it again.
Kaitlyn R.
Philadelphia, PA
239 reviews
Personally Tyelenol doesn't do much for me. I take the maximum dosage but I rarely see any change. This packaging is really convienent though. Simple and small which is great. Works for other people, not for me though.
Hailey P.
Broken Arrow , OK
136 reviews
My go to for pain! I typically take 1-2 tablets and I'm set to go! Whether a headache or muscle ache I love it. I have a local Walgreens that I buy mine from. And this 50 Ct will last you awhile! I've had mine for 6+ months.
Lexi M.
Pine City, MN
69 reviews
This medicine always helps me when I have a really bad headache. It always meets my expectations. I have gotten this from Walmart and target. It's pretty affordable and worth every penny. I'll repurchase this for sure.
Saher J.
Aldie, VA
133 reviews
Usually my go to pain reliever during that time of the month or any aches or pains I may get randomly. It takes about 20 minutes to work so I usually take it and take a nap if the pains too much and wake up feeling fresh.
Natalie P.
State College, PA
154 reviews
There is no headache that tylenol can't fix! It is a great product for anyone with frequent headaches or pains. It's super dependable & also affordable which is great. I would definitely reccomend tylenol to anyone!
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
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