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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
Bryanna M.
Monterey Park, CA
191 reviews
Tylenol works really well. I take about 2 of them when I have a migraine, works anywhere from 30-50 minutes for it to start working.
Shyann C.
Gilbert , AZ
63 reviews
I really like Tylenol. It is one of the only things my OBGYN said was safe to take while pregnant. And it makes me feel a lot better.
Tasia B.
Charlotte, NC
77 reviews
This pain reliever works wonders for me! It's almost as if I could literally feel my pain fading away and soon said pain is forgotten
Laura Lee W.
94 reviews
Best way to scrape for a headache just like it should. It does its job and I would recommend to anyone who gets headaches or has pain
Anjali M.
Mclean, VA
223 reviews
I think I rely on this a little too much but it works so well. I have back problems
And when I get a strain or am in pain I use this.
Tamarah O.
Canyon Lake, TX
349 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Great for aches and pains, especially back pain and menstral pain. Works wonders on a fever too. Generic brands work but not as well.
Cassie C.
Lone tree
29 reviews
It takes my pain right away. I can take up to 3 and then that's all it takes. I won't have to take anymore. The pain goes right away
Alexandria S.
485 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4
the price isnt bad and its useful to have around the house for those that it works on. i have it for my husband and he uses it a lot
Kailee Z.
Paragould, AR
125 reviews
I don't think you can get much better than Tylenol. It helps relieve pain so quick and easy and also does hurt your stomach. Amazing
Brittany B.
Port Orchard, WA
343 reviews
Tylenol is my go to whenever I have a headache or a major migraine and I use to always live with headaches they are a big life saver.
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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