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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
Megan L.
119 reviews
For some reason tylenol is my go to pain reliever. Cures my aches and pains for hours and hours and totally makes me feel better and ready for anythinf.
Krystal S.
Key West
207 reviews
Usually i just deal with the aches and pains. But when I have a bad headache that won't go away I'll use this and it helps tremendously!! Great product!!
Alexandra W.
2 reviews
Fast and gets the job done! I take Tylenol whenever I have pain. Could be a headache, muscle ache, menstrual cramp, etc and it also makes me feel better.
Haley O.
Evans, GA
88 reviews
I always use these pain relievers for my migraines. You can find them anywhere. I bought a huge pack at costco for a great price. They work really well.
Destyni A.
35 reviews
I love Tylenol for any pain I have. It's so affordable and so worth it. I've bought it from many drugstores and other local stores like target & walmart
Joelle P.
Davenport, IA
17 reviews
I usually prefer Advil, however, when I was pregnant all I could take was Tylenol. Tylenol gets the job done when needed to get rid of a headache/fever.
Brittney C.
Carrollton , GA
44 reviews
Fast acting and extra strength is just what I need. I works so much better than the generic ibuprofen. Exceeds my expectations. I Bought mine at Walmart
Cassie R.
Springfield, MO
65 reviews
This is the only pain reliever I use in my house. Tylenol is always the safest in my opinion. I also use the Tylenol imfant and children's for my kiddos.
4 reviews
My go to for all my families aches and pains. It is very affordable to purchase. I can't think at any cons to purchasing. I usually purchase at Walmart.
Ramonita R.
Orlando, FL
447 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4
I always buy Tylenol extra strength, because of my arthritis pain in my spine. And also in both of my knees, it's a very good pain relieving medication.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
208 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1275 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults