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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


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
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
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Media (38)
  • "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
traci r.
Las Vegas, NV
110 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I always have a bottle in my house and in my purse. My son gets headaches and leg pain due to him having a medical condition
Katara G.
Ashley, IN
78 reviews
Only pain reliever that ive used since after back surgery and it helps from dull back pain to headaches also safe for nursing
Carolina V.
Goodlettsvlle, TN
62 reviews
I use this for multiple uses and it always does the job. I use it for headaches, knee pain, toothaches, and menstrual cramps.
Marty H.
Minneapolis , MN
20 reviews
Great for whenever I have pain, relieves it within half an hour, and this is great for on the go or leaving it in your purse
Sarah C.
Wautoma, WI
56 reviews
Only pain pill I will take during pregnancy and doesn't upset my stomach. Doesnt have that nasty taste like other stuff does.
Mandy M.
49 reviews
Tylenol has been around forever for a reason. I try not to take much pain relief medication but if I do it’s usually Tylenol.
Taya D.
Pipestone, MN
89 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
For the most part this takes away any aches and pains I have for a decent amount of time. It's really handy for my arthritis!
Olivia G.
50 reviews
Tylenol is one of the few pain relievers that I can take while on other prescriptions. Always helps a headache or muscle ache
Stefanie B.
Rialto, CA
52 reviews
This is my saving grace when my body is aching or if my head is pounding. I always keep a stash in my purse for emergencies.
Charca M.
Waukegan, IL
285 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I take Tylenol whenever I feel some ache in my body and when I'm starting a fever. It always does the trick. I recommend it.
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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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults