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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
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
Ambrea R.
Griffin, GA
63 reviews
These are great for any type of pain you may be having. I use these a lot for headaches and when my body is sore from working out. They're great and get the job done for a good price. I definitely recommend
Josie H.
63 reviews
On the go Tylenol extra strength is my go to. It is a total life saver and fits nicely into my pocket or purse. I love Tylenol because it is long lasting and safe to take when pregnant (as I am currently).
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.
Dusty A.
New castle, PA
168 reviews
These were my saving grace for my back pain when I was pregnant. The only pain medicine recommended to me by my obgyn as being safe. I still use it to this day for aches and pains. It's always on hand at my house
Chrissy T.
37 reviews
I like Tylenol because unfortunately I can't take other pain medicines since I'm allergic to many. Tylenol is perfect and this little packets are ideal to carry around in my purse or when I go out anywhere.
Lori S.
Hiawassee, GA
36 reviews
When i need reliable source i use tylenol, 6 times a month, it doesn't bother my stomach, affordable and can get it everywhere, it works , does the job for small pains and aches, good product, will buy again
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
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
Alison K.
Denver, CO
15 reviews
Great fever reducer! Helped me with pains related to my pregnancy. Tylenol is safe, in appropriate doses, for pregnant women. I only use as needed, following the directions on the packaging. Would recommend.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1276 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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