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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults

BY TYLENOL #42 in Pain Relief

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4.56 / 5 based on 5,417 Reviews


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
Reviews (5417)
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Media (38)
  • "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
Katrina A.
Scarborough, ON
34 reviews
Whenever i experience body pain, i always take tylenol. It is effective for me and easy to swallow. It is a quick relief for body pain. I’d recommend this product.
Vee S.
Mississauga, ON
133 reviews
Definitely works for me. Sometimes when I have the flu and can’t go to a doctor or buy prescription medicines I just take two or three tablets and voila I’m alright again!
Dom F.
21 reviews
Can always count on Tylenol when I have a headache or a little ache somewhere. And the coated red ones are very easy to swallow if you have a tough time swallowing pills.
Destiny B.
Crystal Falls
31 reviews
I used these when I got my wisdom teeth pulled and they worked miracles. I had little to no pain and was able to deal with the recovery period much quicker than expected
Rose L.
33 reviews
Tylenol works well in my opinion BUT when I was a young teenager I was addicted to Tylenol. The sugary coating is what I craved. I beat that addiction but use it carefully and only as needed now.
Brittany B.
Fort McMurray , AB
143 reviews
Great affordable & effective pain relief product! Will repurchase this again and again and recommend to everyone. I generally buy it at shoppers drug mart or superstore.
Stephanie M.
74 reviews
This is my go to product, I love how fast acting this is! I buy it at Walmart for a very cheap price! Very effective product!! Highly recommended to buy if you have not yet!
Liwaa L.
mahdi soumia
1450 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I am an avid tylenol user. I love the liquid Tylenol because it works much quicker than these pills do. Whenever I take them I’m not happy with how slow they are. Liquid Tylenol seems to do a much better job too. These are still in our medicine cabinet because we’ve ditched them for the liquid form! 
Wendy S.
Cold Lake
29 reviews
Not always the best thing for my aches and pains but it seems to do the trick for my husband. And who can hate on something that makes their fella stop complaining?
Liwaa L.
mahdi soumia
1450 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I don't know what I'd do without Tylenol some days! I have a bad back and bad knees. I also like to run, garden, and I have a 3 year old with a physical disability that I have to pick up quite often. So by the middle of the day, I'm pretty sore! But if I take Tylenol in the morning, the pain never shows up! Thank you Tylenol for keeping me going!
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
208 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Do you like this product??
Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1275 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults