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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults

BY TYLENOL #38 in Pain Relief

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4.56 / 5 based on 5,416 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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  • "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
Jasmin M.
Las Vegas, NV
31 reviews
This always helps me when I need to relive any pain or I am feeling weak. I take it before work if i am feeling bad or after work if I come home with pain. It's not expensive and kicks in within a few minutes
Mica L.
Diamond Bar, CA
25 reviews
Was advised to take this before a medical procedure. So it's def recommended by doctors. It kicked in within 15 minutes and lasted for a good amount of time. Didn't have to take it repeatedly. I was surprised
Cassidy M.
Milwaukie, OR
92 reviews
Wether it's a headache or body pain, this works fast to relieve it. I used Advil before but I find Tylenol works better for me. It doesn't hurt my stomach as bad either. I will continue to use Tylenol products
Tasheba J.
La Porte, TX
61 reviews
Tylenol is good for anything. It helps with pains and it's very affordable. I usually purchase it at Walmart but it can be found anywhere. I would compare it too aleve but they are two different type of drugs
Lacey K.
56 reviews
I took these when I had nose surgery as well as multiple sprains and they work SOO well. They're really strong and take care of my pain almost instantly. I love these and always keep them on me through the day
Stephanie M.
23 reviews
Great product take the pain right away . The best that it's not expensive and you can find it at any drug store I personally buy my at H-E-B. Not disappointed at this product I sure will but this product again
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
Madison A.
Hoffman Est, IL
64 reviews
I live for Tylenol l, it works quickly and efficiently on tension headaches. I try to take it right when one starts so that within an hour or two I am back to normal instead of having a full blown migraine.
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).
Meredith C.
Bentonville, AR
35 reviews
Tylenol extra strength is great for relief from headaches or body aches. It works quick and last for several hours. The price is good and very comparable to other brands. I will continue buying thus product.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
208 reviews
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults