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
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
Theresa D.
Lansing, MI
342 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I only buy Tylenol in the extra strength option. The acetaminophen really helps my headaches (especially the ones from hangovers). The size makes it easy to swallow with water. It's fast acting and the price is comparable to its competitors. It's a great OTC pain relieve to keep on hand in your medicine cabinet.
Leidy Johana Z.
Woodhaven, NY
434 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I suffer from migraines, this medicine works , it really help me , because something the pain is very frustrating.
It drives me crazy especially at night when in trying to sleep, i also send this to my mom in colombia because she is having the same problem and she is very happy with the results, very economic and super easy to find online and in the stores
Vicki W.
Portage, IN
295 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I always keep this in my medicine cabinet it's good for everything. From headaches, knee pain, hang overs, etc. It really works and when you try it will understand why Tylenol is a staple in most people medicine cabinets. Are grandparents use it our parents used it now we use it. The price is great and comes in different sizes and found everywhere.
Amber M.
Monroe, LA
31 reviews
Perfect for a purse or on vacation. Just 10 tablets and that's all you need. I use it for this "out-of-no-where" headaches, sudden cramps, if I bump my toe, and so on. Small packaging and that's better than Advil and ALEVE. It's a great price and can be purchased at your local Walmart. I keep one in my backpack for college, my wristlet, my purse, and my duffle bag. You never know when you will be in pain. It's best to stay prepared with these Tylenol mini compartment that fits anywhere!!
Michelle H.
21 reviews
I take Tylenol Extra Strength whenever I have a pain I can't handle. I use to take ibuprofen when I was younger, but I am not allowed to take NSAIDs anymore. With that being said, I find that the Tylenol helps with the pain but it doesn't take it away or last as long as the ibuprofen. It takes a little bit longer to set in as well. I refuse to take stronger medicine so the Tylenol is my only option. I'm learning to get use to it but it would be nice if it worked a little better.
Marylin C.
Los Angeles, CA
34 reviews
Im going to have to be honest here but these pills are ahit lol. I bought some and I had high expectations and they let me down! These pills dont do anything for me. I had pain and had a huge headache but these pills did not help at all. They help for minor stuff but for a pill to claim it is extra strength but does not help you.... never buying again.
Brenda C.
Norcross, GA
345 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This particular tylenol got me through my hemorrhoidectomy pain! I dont wish that pain on anyone but tylenol extra strength got me through it since i could not breastfeed with the pain killers the doctor prescribed to me..... so tylenol it was since i cant drink advil or ibuprofen.
Jessica N.
Kingsport , TN
181 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love the option of having the little travel size bottle instead of carrying around the whole bottle. Several times while carrying the whole bottle in my purse the cap has popped off and I have the whole bottle spilled into my purse. I like being able to just carry around what I need and not having to take the whole bottle from the house or worry about putting the bottle back. I typically carry a travel size in my purse and it's always there when the pain hits!
Samantha C.
Council Blfs, IA
288 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is the only pain reliever that is safe to use when pregnant and breast feeding so i have been using this for a long. It helps with any kind of ache and pain or cramp and helps headaches too. But sometimes when i have a really bad headache i have to take it more than once a day. Like, ill take it cause my headache is killing me and it wont help at all so im like miserable, counting down the minutes until i can take more. That sucks. But that doesnt happen often.
Danielle S.
Edgewater, NJ
83 reviews
Being a college student comes with an insane amount of spending time on the computer, reading textbooks and endless handouts; so during those late night study hours I resort to Tylenol to ease the excruciating headaches and reduce the sensitivity to light on my eyes. It's my ultimate go-to pain reliever for everything.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1,277 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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