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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults

BY TYLENOL #42 in Pain Relief

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4.56 / 5 based on 5,417 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
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
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Media (38)
  • "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
Lynn W.
19 reviews
If I have a headache Tylenol would be my go relief medicine. I really would rather take the caplets because they are just easier to swallow. I keep a bottle in my desk at work.
Stephanie R.
New York, NY
5 reviews
I take tylenol instead of any other pain medication because it is the only one without NSAIDS. I have a chornic condition that does not allow me to take any other form of pain medication, so Tylenol is usually my go to. It works within minutes and is very affordable.
Tan S.
1 review
Tylenol is one of the safest pain and fever management options in the market. It's safe during pregnancy as well as lactation. I also recommend Tylenol as a pain reliever to my many patients who are currently taking anti-coagulants because, unlike other options, Tylenol will not increase the risk for bleeds. 
Rebecca A.
89 reviews
I enjoy this product. It kicks in fast and lasts for a long time. You can feel the pain being relieved shortly after taking this pill. I would recommend this to others because it is effective. It met the expectations I was hoping for. I would buy this product again.
Kelly G.
Connellsville, PA
50 reviews
I love that it come it easy to carry two pack. It makes it easy to just drop a couple in your purse for when you need them. I don’t get head aches often but when I do, Tylenol works best for me. I have kidney issues and can’t take anything else so I’m glad they work
Heather G.
Fonda, NY
111 reviews
Tylenol extra strength is great for joint pain or if you are suffering from a terrible headache. I purchased it right from my local Walmart and it is cost friendly. It is very effective and I don't have anything bad to say about it. I would recommend this to a friend 
Keegan R.
Mobile, AL
70 reviews
Tylenol Extra Strength usually does the trick for me when I’m having a migraine, body pains, fever, whatever it is. I usually prefer Tylenol over Advil but it’s all really the same stuff.
Jenni N.
Edwardsville, IL
116 reviews
Tylenol is great. You can use it for headaches, fevers and even when you're pregnant. I have always used it and it always came in handy. Even the infant Tylenol is used to break fevers. I will forever purchase Tylenol and keep using it until I don't need to anymore 
Saba Z.
Edison, NJ
134 reviews
These saved my life during countless college headaches, but they’re obviously not a cure-all. I tend to go for Aleve or another non-medical solution now. They’re still highly effective for a variety of pains! Make sure not to take too much because it is extra strength and can cause long lasting damage. I recommend you start with one pill.
chloe B.
medina, OH
77 reviews
Tylenol would great for everything. I usually take 2 tablets and it takes away all pain for a good amount of time, very effective and it works great on reducing fevers. I bought it from Walmart for a good price and I highly recommend to others, especially athletes 
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
208 reviews
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Zanesville, OH
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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults