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
Phyllis D.
Marietta, GA
102 reviews
I faithfully use Tylenol Extra Strength 500 mg Caplets every single day. I purchase the large bottle, containing 325 Caplets at Sam's Warehouse. They relieve the pain in my joints and I a, completely satisfied.
Athena M.
Redwood City
7 reviews
This product works really well and it’s been one of my top choices for a long time. It really dependable and compared to others it much better. It’s supper affordable and I really recommend it to everyone.
Bria C.
Belleville, IL
42 reviews
Omg Tylenol takes away all my pain. Great pain reliever. Puts me in a coma almost and by the time I wake up I feel brand new again. Very affordable and highly recommended. You can get it pretty much anywhere
Skylar B.
Huntington, WV
58 reviews
I take Tylenol when that's the only thing I have, but it's not my favorite only because it can lead to liver problems if you take it too often. I don't mind to take it every once in awhile but it's not something I will purchase.
Melissa Z.
273 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
After my doctor recommend these I purchased them. They work great! Within just a short period of time I felt the relief they supply. They are easy to find and affordable. The bottle also is easy to carry with me
Mistie M.
32 reviews
Definitely a relief when I was pregnant! This was the only pain medicine that I could take. It met my expectations and was very effective. I would recommend to anyone whose pregnant. I am overall satisfied
Julia S.
Trenton, OH
51 reviews
Pretty good value for how many is in the package. Usually always takes away all my headaches. Takes a little longer to feel relief compared to excederin but it still does the job! I would recommend to others
Lindsey Z.
Pittsburgh, PA
536 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
These are always nice to grab at a gas station or on the go when I’ve got a headache or am in a hurry. Obviously it works just as well as the full sized ones and they are priced about the same as all others.
Nichole S.
Houston, TX
130 reviews
I find that aspirin and Tylenol products do not work as well as ibuprofen products for me as it relates to pain. I find I have to take more than one dose at times in order to get some noticeable pain relief.
Ashlynn R.
Littleton , CO
96 reviews
These are a lifesaver after I've had a night out drinking more than anyone ever should. They help cure my aching hangover sooner than I could ever hope for. Amen for these bad boys. Couldn't live without them.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1,277 reviews
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