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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
Kristen M.
Pocono Pines, PA
183 reviews
Seriously the only thing that works when my headaches are really bad or cramps.
it works USUALLY right away too which is nice.
Kyra K.
214 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Safe and effective. I use this whenever I have pain and it definitely does the job. Cheap and can be found at any major store.
Megan W.
254 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Does a good job at relieving mild headaches and menstrual cramping. It's my go to pain reliever because I am allergic to NSAIDs
Kadie C.
Portland, OR
82 reviews
Tylenol is my go-to for pain relief. Unlike NSAIDs, it’s easy on my stomach. It’s a brand that I trust and plan to stick with. 
Jenna B.
Russellville, AR
140 reviews
Tylenol is always a reliable fever reducer and pain relief option. It works within a half hour and lasts a decently long time.
Jessica H.
Valparaiso, IN
126 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is my go to when I’m pregnant. They work as intended on aches and pains. The pills aren’t too big and are easy to swallow
Kimane H.
Waukegan, IL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
When having a bad toothache and a headache at the same time I just had to take two of these pills and is very very fast relief
Jennifer F.
217 reviews
Tylenol extra strength pain reliever is great for mild pains. It works quickly and effectively. I always use it for headaches.
Brittany L.
San Diego, CA
71 reviews
I had an awful sinus infection and suffered from terrible pains and pressure for weeks this really helped my feel normal again
Kelly G.
78 reviews
When your feeling bad or in pain drink this pill and it will help you release any sort of pain an you will be great for the day
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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