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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults

BY TYLENOL #38 in Pain Relief

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4.56 / 5 based on 5,415 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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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "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
Becky C.
Torrance, CA
121 reviews
I love this brand anytime I'm in pain this is my go to product... always works!!! very affordable and great value!!!
Tabitha P.
Colorado Spgs, CO
97 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
Tylenol makes my stomach hurt! I try to avoid it, unless it's the only thing around. I don't like the chalky texture
Cristina A.
Harrisonburg
23 reviews
Tylenol is the best when you have head aches or something else. Me and my mom love this because we love this product.
Nia-lee W.
Manhattan
59 reviews
For those serious back pains I can't shake this is perfect. My pain is mostly gone in 2 hours. Highly recommend this.
Cassidy C.
110 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
My go to pain reliever! I think it is stronger than a lot of other pain relievers and it's not so hard on my stomach.
Rachel M.
Owensboro, KY
15 reviews
Tylenol works for all of my aches and pains. I use it for everything from muscles aches to headaches. It’s effective 
Athena d.
26 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Use all the time for aches and pains. Nice to be able to use if on prescription medications. My go to pain reliever.
Ashley S.
Clinton, NC
138 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is my go to pain reliever. I do not have any complaints. Whenever I have a headache I always reach for Tylenol.
vanessa j.
Alamo
37 reviews
This is the product that i use when im in pain or whenever i feel sick it really helps alot it also reduces the pain.
mechelle C.
Awendaw, SC
101 reviews
Don't use this product a lot but very good when have a head ache and easy to swallow a must have and take as directed
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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