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
Zaneah J.
Philadelphia, PA
53 reviews
Tylenol is my favorite pain killer its just always my go to and it kicks in so fast. I literally can pick up Tylenol from anywhere even the gas station. Not pricey at all and worth it so you wont have to keep going to local stores for single packs when you need them right away.
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. 
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.
Alex P.
21 reviews
I suffer from extremely bad headaches throughout the day. The doctors have not really been able to put their fingers on what causes it. However Tylenol extra strength helps tremendously when I need to be relieved of this pain. Other aspirins don't really work for me and I was skeptical to even give this one a try because I knew it may not help, but it really eased my pain and I would defiantly recommend to those who suffer from chronic headaches.
Paulina, LA
94 reviews
This is the only pain reliever I will take. I was recently in a wreck and suffer from severe headaches and neck aches. I take two of these and it relieves my pain for almost all day. Go out to your local grocery store and buy some.
Taylor G.
La Feria , TX
168 reviews
I use these extra strength when a headache tends to get worse or if my back hurts or is sore from work. They relieve the pain fast and makes me feel a hundred times better. No aches, no pains but that's only if they're not too serious
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
Jeremy S.
151 reviews
Tylonal has been around forever- and still works great! I have used this product for years and never been disappointed. They have so many different options for their products, as well as kids products as well- Super affordable and easy to find at most retailers and even some convenience stores. I would recommend Tylonal.
Kyla K.
Pablo, MT
251 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
When I was pregnant with both my kids. This was the only stuff that I could take. It was pretty effective. I buy mine at Walmart because it's a good price there. And I will continue to buy it. And yeah I'm pretty satisfied with it.
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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