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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 5,416 Reviews

Description

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)

Purpose

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

or

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.

Uses:

  • 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

Warnings

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.

Directions

  • 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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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "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
Kat P.
Minneapolis, MN
258 reviews
I only use Tylenol as a pain reliever for when I am sick as I feel it is a better drug. I take another brand for when I need quick results.
Brianne F.
52 reviews
This product is great for almost any pain!! I always have some in my purse since I am such a klutz! It has saved my day on many occasions!!
Tiffany H.
50 reviews
Really helps with any pain. It helps when I have a headache, and any kind of body pain. I love how easy it is to swallow & have on the go!
DENISE S.
Costa Mesa, CA
38 reviews
I don’t leave my house without Tylenol because you never know when you’re going to need it. It’s the best when it comes to relieving pain.
Crystal M.
70 reviews
Tylenol reduces fever helps with aches and pains relieves headaches assist with pain from cramping it is definitely the go-to pain reliever
Amber N.
56 reviews
These work great. But I have taken the off brand kind and those work just as well. I personally will save the money and buy the off brand.
Karli S.
Warren, MI
157 reviews
This product always does its job for me. I️ can’t use ibuprofen due to stomach issues and this relieves pain without bothering my stomach.
Jesenia V.
422 reviews
Very rapid fast relief I love this brand I absolutely recommend this to everyone this is so great I love it and it's not too pricey at all 
Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1275 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4
I would highly recommend over Advil Tablets 100 + 24 Ct or Motrin IB Liquid Gel Capsule. They work fast and don't make me drowsy.
stephanie m.
South lebanon , OH
139 reviews
Helps for pain. Can purchace at kroger. Wpuld reccomend to anyone who just needs q couple and doesnt want to get a whole bottle of tylenol.
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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