Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults

BY TYLENOL

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4.56 / 5 based on 5,448 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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  • "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
Rhonda J.
Moncton, NB
299 reviews
I suffer frequent migraines and these at least keep it bearable so I don't have to go to the ER. Usually they are a little expensive but most of the time they come on sale!
Isaac L.
55 reviews
Great product for headaches and general stiffness and pain. My mum uses it because other pain medications have reactions to her prescriptions. I personally don't need to use it often, luckily, but when I need it it's there.
Jen D.
Spruce Grove
233 reviews
This does exactly as you'd expect, no more, no less. Value for the bottle is good, since it can last a pretty long time. I like to stick within the recommended dose, and will probably continue to use this product regularly.
Nancy P.
Montreal, QC
68 reviews
I normally don't take pills when I am sick but this one, it's like instant effect when the pain is too much to bear! It has a fresh taste - why should pills taste disgusting? - and can be found anywhere. Useful, easy to carry around, and very efficient!
Lynne L.
Calgary
60 reviews
For a quality headache pill look no further than Tylenol Extra strength. I have trusted Tylenol grand for 40+ years. It almost always alleviates any headaches, toothaches or just general achy soreness. Highly recommended
Liwaa L.
mahdi soumia
1448 reviews
Unfortunately I suffer from headaches very often as I have a sensitive stomach and it always reflects into headaches. This is the only thing that cures my headaches. I cannot live without it and always carry a pack of 2 tablets 500 mg in my purse just in case a headache happens at the end of the day. I love this and it works for me. Additionally I think Ibuprofen does nothing to me so I am always inclined to products that contain acetaminophen. 
Andressa H.
MISSISSAUGA
47 reviews
Tylenol is the best in my opinion. It doesn't have flavor and it works fast. I've never had problem using it. The validity is always long. It's is easy to find in grocery stores and pharmacies. It's is very affordable.
Cinthia L.
vaudreuil-dorion
24 reviews
I rarely take medication but when I’m desperate and have a really bad headache or cramps my go to pain medication is Tylenol. It always does the trick within half an hour and is easy to digest (I have a weak stomach)
Amanda H.
17 reviews
This is one of my staple items when I’m in a lot of pain. When I got my wisdom teeth removed instead of using the heavy duty prescriptions, this worked just as good. Regular usage did make me drowsy, so be careful!!
Madison K.
Bristol
20 reviews
Tylenol is my go-to when I have aches and pains. I find it most effective at alleviating ailments. It meets my expectations and it can be purchased at any supermarket or gas station. Highly recommend to others
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
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