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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
Lauryn J.
Lurich , VA
35 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love this product. It has always gotten rid of every ache or Pain I have. I usually purchase this item at wal mart, and the price isn’t bad.
camille R.
Redondo Beach, CA
53 reviews
This really works for me and helps get rid of my aches and pains when I need to I like that it is extra strength and it kicks in rather quickly
Kirsten J.
120 reviews
Tylenol is a go to in my house. Any time anyone in my family has any type of ache or pain, we take Tylenol and it always helps us feel better.
Alisha M.
18 reviews
This is my go to for my headaches. If I’ve had a headache that won’t go away, I turn to this guy and it makes the pain go away within the hour.
Sarah B.
Cape Coral, FL
69 reviews
I've been using Tylenol for years, it's a brand that I trust and I'm hesitant to use anything else. It always helps with my headaches and pain.
Victoria H.
Dobson, NC
20 reviews
Being pregnant and having a one year old I get a lot of headaches and backaches. I honestly couldn't live with out this. Thank you Walmart lol
Clara N.
Saint Louis, MO
115 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Love the extra strength, I keep this stuff at work and having it handy is something I've really gotten used to. It really works and lasts long!
Nataly C.
Gibsonton, FL
148 reviews
They do the job just give it about 15mins to kick it you’ll feel it I used it when I got stitches in my hand and these got me through the pain.
Taylor B.
Two Harbors , MN
98 reviews
We always have a few bottles of this on hand at home . It works great and the extra strength really helps. I will continue to buy this product
Shaye F.
88 reviews
This works great for fevers and body aches. I like advil better for anti inflammatory purposes but i do like having tylenol as an alternative.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
208 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Do you like this product??
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