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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 5,417 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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  • "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
christine w.
San Angelo, TX
120 reviews
Works great when my head hurts. Granted it takes time to kick in bit most medications do. Thank God I don't have head aches often
Jeanette H.
Selma, CA
840 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I use this when I get a nasty neck ache that makes my head hurt works real well in about 10 minutes neck ache and head ache gone.
Lilian R.
San Antonio, TX
152 reviews
It's a truly fast and reliable headache pill that everyone should keep on hand. For those aches that require immediate treatment.
LaQuishia M.
56 reviews
Takes about 5-10 minutes for the medicine to kick in. Tylenol is my go to over the counter medicine when dealing with a headache.
Jessica G.
47 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I take tylenol for alot. Body aches, fever, back aches. I always have some on hand in my night stand. I will continue to buy this
Nicole T.
50 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
We use this product for pretty much EVERYRHING. Menstrual craps to headaches. It works wonder. And it doesn't have aspirin in it!
yuliana p.
shafter, CA
75 reviews
These pills work great for my headache it goes away in 20 minutes. I get really bad migraines and tooth aches this takes it away
Mercedes G.
21 reviews
Works very fast for me i would get some pain from knee at times so thisbis my go to pill for pain .also my when i get fever too .
Cata A.
Houston , TX
33 reviews
Good product. Good price. Find it everywhere! Really works effectively and quickly. I am breastfeeding mom so is the best for me!
Alexandria H.
Bennett
5 reviews
I use this when I'm on the go because the pain relief lasts longer for me, but I try not to use a lot because of the price. 
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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