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
Carrie W.
Oakland, CA
88 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I really like Tylenol Extra strength caplets. They work quickly to relieve back pain, or a headache, usually within 30 minutes. I missed a step last week, & hurt my knee. My doctor told me to take Tylenol for the pain, ice it down & keep it elevated. I'm doing those things, while I wait for the orthopedist to get in contact with me. The Tylenol is keeping my pain under control. It is about the only thing I can take 
Victoria F.
New York, NY
366 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Nothing takes pain away like Tylenol. Seriously great stuff. If you work out a lot and get muscle cramps like I do; this stuff does the trick. It's powerful and long lasting. Pretty inexpensive and worth the purchase. I would definitely recommend to keep this on hand. 
Sara M.
85 reviews
This stuff kicks pain in the butt. It is fast acting and has me back on my feet in no time. Unlike ibuprofen, it doesn't upset my stomach. Do be aware though, if you have dye allergies, this isn't the best choice for you. Even though it is white in color, it has blue dye in it, seriously read the label. So make sure if you or your child have dye allergies to look at their clear options.
Becky R.
Portland, OR
27 reviews
I get really awful migraines and menstrual cramps, and Tylenol has always been my go to for quick and effective pain relief. I carry a bottle with me when I travel to ward off a migraine when I get the warning signs.
Kay W.
38 reviews
This product is kind of pricey but I don't mind paying extra for the convenience I Always have a pack of these in my purse Tylenol is a very good product from infant to adults I bought my product at Walmart and I am very glad to have Tylenol as my pain relieve 
Maribel T.
Alton, TX
253 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Excelent for relief of pain, the best over the counte medication, i have used for  migraines tylenol works better than ibuprofen for me.

I used it for occasional tooth aches because of my braces, its a good painkiller,  i highly recommend it, it really works
Paige B.
Macedonia, OH
465 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults will last a long time. It works great on fevers and minor headaches. My only concern is the possibility of liver damage when taken with alcohol. So please don't use for a hangover unless necessary.
Emily S.
Fairfield, CT
331 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love Tylenol!  I have issues with my stomach and digestive tract.  Advil no longer works without aggravating my stomach but Tylenol still works like a charm!  I carry some with me at all times because you never know when an ache, pain or fever is going to hit. 
Marisa W.
Warwick , NY
121 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I have been taking tylenol for aches and pains for the past 2 years. I switched after finding out how terrible some of the other brands are for you. I find that even though they may not be AS effective as some other pain relievers that they always get the job done.
Erica L.
Bacliff, TX
132 reviews
As most people are aware Tylenol is a great product. There are times you are out and get a headache. You can pay two or three dollars for those little packs at the convenience store or get a bottle for your purse. I prefer the bottle in my purse but not the huge bottle. This one fits great in a purse, diaper bag, or even your pocket plus it is refillable or buy another for $2.00 at the most.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Do you like this product??
Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1,277 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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