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
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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
Crystal K.
Frankfort , New York
22 reviews
Anytime I have an ache or pain I reach for the extra strength Tylenol. It works well to alleviate the aches of pain of my everyday life. I have a very physical job which causes many aches and pains and this works amazingly well for that.
Zariya G.
Chicago, IL
8 reviews
I use Tylenol when I have headaches or cramps. The pain is relieved within ten minutes. The price is affordable for what you get! I used to use Advil but decided to switch to Tylenol and this works much better! I am very satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone!
Abbey L.
Leawood, KS
56 reviews
This is a medicine cabinet staple for me. I currently use a drug that I am unable to use Ibuprofen and Asprin with, so this an awesome alternative that does not react with most meds. Tylenol typically works within 20 minutes and I don't need the second dose before the end of the day.
Edie T.
Crescent City , CA
163 reviews
I like keeping these in my car and my purse. It’s the perfect size to travel with. I use to never think Tylenol worked until this was the only thing I could find when I had a headache and now I always keep them on me just in case 
Shane G.
Arverne, NY
258 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I don't like tynenol I'm always scared to take it . From my younger days I would throw it back up. Even though doctors would give me. I can tolerate. But when I'm on my ownI get shivers. I try to avoid this aspirin. I usually just suffer or get something that can try to ease my pain.
Stephanie K.
Winchester, VA
25 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This is the perfect amount to through in my purse when traveling or put in my desk at work. I love that they are divided up into doses and I never have to worry about lugging around a huge bottle. The extra strength is great at combatting the mid-workday headaches and relieves the tension fast. I keep these on hand at all times.
Cristina C.
183 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Nothing fancy abut these caplets.  I see them as the basic Tylenol product and they work just as I need them to.  I have found that these work in a decent amount of time and I don't need the rapid release ones or anything like that.  I will probably buy this again if I have a coupon, if not I'll buy the generic version of this. 
PrincessYouOughta (.
96 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Tylenol has a great product that is very effective at keeping a fever at bay, especially alternated with ibuprofen. With that said, I haven't purchased this brand in many years because a generic brand has worked just as well for us.
Estefany A.
South gate, Ca
29 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is my holy grail I suffer so much of migraines and yes I do carry this big value bottle with me all the time so it does comes to use often when I'm not feeling well or when someone else as well
Stephanie M.
Ames, IA
74 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I like these when I am sore or have muscle tenderness. Overall though, I prefer alleve liquid gels because they seem to be more faster acting. Tylenol extra strength is available most places and overall I'd recommend it to others.
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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