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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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4.56 / 5 based on 5,431 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
Rebecka A.
hyannis, MA
21 reviews
the pills are on the larger side but they’re still easy to swallow. It’s great for those massive headaches or if i’m really in a lot of pain.
Katie S.
Gordo, AL
132 reviews
Great pain reliever after taking a second or third one. To be honest, they don't work out for me quite as well as other forms of pain relief.
Nakia B.
Macedonia , OH
87 reviews
We keep Tylenol in our home because of its versatility. It's good for pain and fever. It also can safely be taken after a different ORC drug
Jennifer W.
Roseville, MI
257 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is great because I don't take my perception pain pills all the time. It's a good replacement so I'm completely aware of what's going on.
Jewel C.
12 reviews
I love this product this is the number one out there it's a famous brand name if no one knows of this product then they must be a young one
Brandy W.
Kingsport, TN
589 reviews
I use this for a bad headache or mild toothache. For other pains I use ibuprofen. It work great to relieve pain fast and reduces fever too!
Anna D.
South Elgin, IL
57 reviews
It's is effective with minor pains and headaches. I always have a bottle in my purse. It is also affordable and accessible at many stores.
Ashley D.
Chillicothe, MO
296 reviews
This is my go to for any pain or especially when I get headaches. It works fast and last for hours. Always relieves my pain and discomfort.
Leticia B.
Clayton, NC
206 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
It is the first product I use when I feel muscle pain or headaches. I always have in my house I never miss. And I always walk in my purse.
Danielle K.
Annandale, VA
734 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Take this for a bad headache, and it it takes about 20-30 minutes to work. Cheap to buy and readily available. I always have some on hand.
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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