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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
Yari S.
126 reviews
Honestly... Tylenol does nothing for me , I had to take these while pregnant for the terrible headaches I would get and it literally did nothing. It's a no from me.
Marlena B.
Rainbow city , AL
159 reviews
I mainly use this medication for an antipyretic but it still gives the body aches a swift kick! I keep a small bottle in my car for those sneaky sinus side effects!
Ashley A.
Brownsville, TX
30 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This product is really good for any type of pain that help me meet my expectations and the pain went away, this product is more faster then any other and it’s effective and yes I feel very satisfied with this product
Caitlin G.
Chandler, AZ
42 reviews
The extra strength is significantly better than just your general Tylonel. I would use this because you really only have to take one, and they are very fast acting.
Thalia S.
Houston, TX
62 reviews
I really don't drink over the counter medication. But when I'm dying of the pain i do drink this one. Especially when i was pregnant and couldn't drink anything else.
Delanie H.
25 reviews
These are to have just in case but are not as effective as other brands are. When I'm a bind we will use these anyways but they do not correct the problem as fast.
Hannah S.
Williamson, GA
63 reviews
I get these really terrible headaches that make my whole face hurt and then it goes down into my shoulders. These tablets knock all the pain out within 30 minutes.
Sophia T.
New Orleans , LA
107 reviews
My boyfriend has bad kidneys so he can’t use ibuprofen so we always have Tylenol on hand. I also only use Tylenol for period cramps. Works fast and very effective.
Anna T.
Albertville, AL
97 reviews
Tylenol is a great product. I have noticed If I have to take it more than a couple of days it's not as effective, but for the occasional headache, it does wonders!
Haley N.
Elyria, OH
91 reviews
I use these when I get headaches. It works great. Sometimes if i have a bad migraine I will use these with ibuprofen and within a half hour I'm functioning again.
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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