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
Denisse C.
31 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Tylenol is my family's go to pain relief pill. It never fails to ease away the pain within minutes. You take the right amount and within the hour you're feeling like your old self again. This is probably one of the OTC meds that I don't have a problem with. Great product!
Sparkle B.
Freeport, IL
81 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
My son just recently had an emergency root canal and the doctor prescribed him 800 mg of Ibuprofen. My son hated taking them because he said they give him headaches and made him feel really weird. I went out and bought him Tylenol and he said the pain went away and he didnt feel strange after taking them. Tylenol for the win! 
Vanessa O.
Miami, FL
31 reviews
My go-to when the aches and pains of a cold or fever set in! Tylenol is always a reliable, convenient and easy to find brand that works fast. I feel relief after taking it almost immediately. Got me through my postpartum period after my C-section and through wisdom teeth removal surgery. The champion of pain relief!
Baileigh M.
Grand Island, NE
40 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I use this OTC pain reliever when I have nothing else on hand. I usually have to keep taking pills to get relief. I buy it at any drug store that sells OTC pain relief. It is a bit disappointing but I still buy it. I recommend it if you don't have chronic pain. 
Kendall G.
Louisville, KY
136 reviews
I use to love these , but not anymore ! To me they don't work at all ! They take way to long to work and I always feel like I have to take more just for them to work. I can find cheaper and better brands that actually work .
Bria R.
Bradenton, FL
93 reviews
Tylenol extra strength is great for cramps and also back pain. My wife has sciatic nerve problems in this helps use the pain. I think the 24 hour coverage is kind of a stretch and sometimes I feel like it lasts more like 12 hours. But it's not expensive and it has multiple uses and I feel like it is also very fast acting.
Moe K.
New York, NY
101 reviews
Good pain reliever and its fast acting! I am using it right now in conjunction with Motrin/ibuprofen to relieve pain from 2nd degree tears due to virginal birth. This is safe for pregnant women and mom who are breastfeeding.
Yaya b.
174 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
It's not my first choice when it comes to pain reliever but the extra strength seems to work better than the regular ones. The pills are to big for me to swallow so I always have to cut them in half or dilute them in water.
Ashlyn B.
4 reviews
Tylenol is my go to pain reliever. I like to get the extra strength because it provides fast acting serum that alleviates you within minutes. You can find it basically anywhere like a drugstore or gas station. Overall I am very satisfied with this product.
Ryan J.
137 reviews
Tylenol extra strength pain medicine was the only thing that was approved by my doctor to take while I was pregnant. I missed being able to take Advil or Excedrin, but this did help me many times during my pregnancy with shoulder pain, backaches, and headaches. Overall, I would recommend this pain medication.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1,277 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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