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
Haley M.
Nashville, TN
10 reviews
This is effective in relieving aches and pains from sickness and also at reducing fever. When I’m sick I always have it on hand!
Nicole T.
89 reviews
We use this product for pretty much EVERYRHING. Menstrual craps to headaches. It works wonder. And it doesn't have aspirin in it!
Alessandra C.
Las Cruces, NM
194 reviews
This was the only painkiller I could use while I was pregnant, I would use it for headaches and it did make me comfortable again.
Adriana M.
Palmdale, CA
144 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I find that tylenol isnt as affective as advil. Although tylenol gets the job done, it doesnt kick in until about an hour later. 
Miranda T.
3 reviews
I absolutely love this product! It really helps whether it's a body ache or headache. I wouldn't want to reach for anything else! 
Caley D.
Grand Prairie, TX
37 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Works well! Definitely keep them in the medicine cabinet for backup. Not as good as Advil but they do the trick with minor aches
Erma A.
Sacramento, CA
104 reviews
Works good for when I have a headache always takes my headaches alway I use this cause it Supposed to be more gentle on the tummy
Annette B.
St Clr Shores, MI
38 reviews
Works within about 30 mins of taking and does wonders. Thank goodness for Tylenol, especially when you're allergic to Ibuprofen!
Jessica G.
58 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
HAnna A.
S Lake Tahoe, CA
261 reviews
I use this stuff all the time it's super cheap it kicks in pretty fast helps w the pain and my headaches it's a must have for me!
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
221 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Zanesville, OH
1,278 reviews
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Mooers Forks , NY
144 reviews
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