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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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4.56 / 5 based on 5,432 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
Michelle C.
Uvalde, TX
132 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This works good for my headaches or back pains I usually just have to take 2 500mgs and it takes the pain away for the rest of the night
Tonya L.
169 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Tylenol always does its job helping my headaches I absolutely love it especially since I'm somebody who medicine doesn't usually work for
Tiffany L.
13 reviews
Tylenol always does the job. It's the only pain reliever I take. It works quickly and doesn't upset my stomach like other pain medicine.
Jenna R.
118 reviews
Gets the job done. I use this for headaches or body aches. Works fast. Affordable and purchased at my local drug store rite aid or target
Jessica W.
5 reviews
This is my go-to, never fails me, asprin. I take this for my migraines and if my back or neck is bothering me. I don't use anything else!
Katherine T.
Memphis, TN
163 reviews
Our families go to for headaches and aches and pains. Works fast and is by Johnson and Johnson so you know that it is a trustworthy brand
Susan A.
Milwaukee , WI
188 reviews
When you got aches and pains bumps are bruises fevers a common cold whatever kind of pain you're in Tylenol really helps highly recommend
Mai-Ly R.
District of Columbia
53 reviews
Favorite pain reliever. I love you can find the little to-go packs at Dollar Tree. I keep them in my car since I have chronic migraines.
Cristina R.
Sutherlin, OR
194 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I take these when I have headache. They work pretty well sometimes they don't but they usually do the trick. They aren't expensive at all
Beth M.
6 reviews
I find Tylenol to be a good go to when one you can't use NSAIDS for various reasons.  It's easy to find and a well trusted product.
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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