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
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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
Samantha T.
Carrollton, IL
81 reviews
Sometimes it works and others I feel no relief! When it does work, it takes about 20 minutes to kick in but the relief stays for hours!
Murs N.
86 reviews
Works great when I’m in pain or have a fever! Although I try to stay away from taking pills, Tylenol is definitely a brand I can trust.
Murphy V.
71 reviews
Works great and is fast acting. Take two and you're good to go. I keep a bottle at home and at work. Great for headaches and body pain. 
Tyger S.
Evansville, IN
142 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Always a go to in pain reliever and fever reducer. I am not always a name brand person but I do trust Tylenol more than the offbrands.
Denise H.
Jersey City, NJ
118 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This product works, it takes away my aches and pains fast. I have tried taking other pain relievers nothing works for me like this one
Rachel L.
Ellsworth, WI
26 reviews
Get the job done! Recommend this product for anyone! This product helps me whenever I'm in need of a solution to my head achs or pains!
Audrey D.
86 reviews
This my go too for headaches. I usually take two and about 30 mins or so I'm good no more headaches. This product I won't stop buying.
Emily D.
Lancaster, NY
29 reviews
My go to when I have a head ache. I usually get bad migraines and when I do these pills work like a charm, fast acting extra strength.
Dani N.
Huntsville, AL
160 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Tylenol doesn't work as well for me as other medicines such as Advil. But sometimes I use Tylenol with Advil when my pain is super bad.
Kayla L.
Portland , OR
54 reviews
Tylenol doesnt really seem to work for me at all. One positive though is it is one of the only things that you can take while pregmant.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
221 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1,278 reviews
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Mooers Forks , NY
144 reviews
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