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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
Dani K.
Carson City, NV
65 reviews
I love Tylenol for just about anything. Mainly for my headaches and it definitely keeps me content. I have to use extra strength though. I recommend to anyone!!
Amy M.
Brooklyn, NY
102 reviews
I loved until I realized even with just taking one my period started going for 2 straight weeks even though it’s only come for a day or two the past few months.
Wayna V.
Miami, FL
626 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Great for fever and headaches. Very popular brand and I always have it arpund the house. Also effective for simple muscle or joint aches. Great price and value.
Jerilynn L.
153 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I can only take Tylenol because I breastfeed. Unfortunately it's caused me some liver elevations so I'm hesitant on taking it. Affordable and gets the job done.
Mahsa K.
28 reviews
Always reliable pain reliever. I typically take Tylenol when I'm having some cramps and it definitely gets the job done in terms of helping with the pain. 
Erica R.
28 reviews
Tylenol always does a good job of reducing my discomfort. I think the price is a little high for this product, so I typically purchase a generic version of it.
Viv S.
9 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I hate taking meds but I take Tylenol when mott
Win does not work for me. I would recommend this item if the person have exhausted non medicinal alternatives.
Andrea M.
Matewan, WV
65 reviews
This product is a staple for my medicine cabinet. It works well for fevers and everyday aches and pains. Definitely go get ya some. Great value for the price.
Tally G.
49 reviews
I used to use this all the time for head aches but it no longer helps. I now purchase in profen. It does help with fevers and some pains just not my head aches
Hilary P.
Schuykl Havn, PA
151 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Extra strength Tylenol is my go to on those days I decide to not have coffee and my head deals with the wrath of that decision. Works like a charm every time.
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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