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
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
Natalie M.
Winston Salem , NC
96 reviews
This stuff is really helpful. It helps relieve my headaches. I buy it at my local Walmart. I use them whenever I have a heartache. It's very affordable.
Allyssa K.
Davison, MI
45 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Tylenol Extra Strength is a staple in my household. We use it for fevers, aches, hangovers, basically anything. Generally I buy it at the grocery store.
Logan S.
Pittsburgh, PA
70 reviews
I always have these around and I keep them with me at school for myself when I’m stressed and get a headache from working or reading and it always helps
Maddie V.
Saint Paul, MN
73 reviews
It's Tylenol, doesn't get much better than that. It does what's advertised and is affordable. I like the extra strength for headaches and menstrual pain
Juana G.
83 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I take the regular strength ones when I have head aches, it really helps me. I prefer this brand over any other brand. They are also stronger then Advil
Camille C.
Aitkin, MN
111 reviews
The place I work has a huge box of these sitting our (genius idea) and it is so. Helpful because I get head aches a lot and these generally do the job
kristen_ivey I.
20 reviews
Extra strength Tylenol is good stuff!  Very effective when I get a tough headache that won't go away.  Definitely met my expectations. Got it at Walmart! 
Peyton C.
Marysville, WA
43 reviews
I use this for everything at anytime that I have a headache or migraine! Works quick and well. I found this to be effective and it met my expectations
Maggie M.
Summerfield, FL
73 reviews
It takes the pain away but it takes an while to work.
It doesn't upset my stomach and I only take one every few hours if I have mild to moderate pain.
Amber T.
Greenwood, SC
134 reviews
A basic product that you can't use alone. Tylonal can only really your pain tolerance not take pain away or solve the problem that's causing the pain.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1,277 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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