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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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4.56 / 5 based on 5,437 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
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
Elizabeth Z.
Cedartown, GA
23 reviews
Absolute recommend taking these pills for any type of minor ache! They do such a great job at it and I've been buying them for years!
Shelbie H.
28 reviews
This product has always worked for me when I have a headache or any type of pain. It is fast acting and  relieved any pain I have had.
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.
Kylie S.
Idaho Falls, ID
40 reviews
Best product out there for pains and aches. Always helps me out when there may be a headache or cramps or anything else causing pain
Erin B.
113 reviews
Always reliable pain relief. We buy it at Giant Eagle and it is affordable. These are a go to wen we're having headaches or soreness.
Kalaeja F.
214 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I use these when I have a migraine and I don't want to take anything to strong. They take the edge of and help me get through my day.
Laura M.
Las Vegas, NV
20 reviews
Tylenol is a trusted brand that I use for my aches, sore and headaches. I bought it at Wal-Mart while it was on sale for a good deal.
Loneda V.
Vinton, OH
94 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I don't often take medications, especially for minor aches and pains, but when I or someone in my family has to, I reach for Tylenol.
Alyssa H.
Lebanon, TN
73 reviews
What can I say? Tylenol Extra Strength usually always helps to take my headaches away. It works pretty quickly. And is priced fairly.
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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