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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)
Q&A (2)
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
Nargis N.
34 reviews
This is a good tablet to take when you are in pain. It does not have too bad of a taste like other pills. I bought mine from walmart and superstore. Since there is a lot of tablets, it lasts for a long time
Christine C.
Gatineau, QC
33 reviews
Tylenol is what I use everytime I have a headache! I personally like it better than advil because I feel like it works better for me! I always buy it from shoppers drug mart! These pills really satisfy me!
Laura C.
Beausejour , MB
74 reviews
For fast effective relief of pain and fever. This is an affordable product. This product works well. I always have Tylenol in my house and in my purse. I recommend this product for everyday pain relief.
Lo K.
45 reviews
I always buy these ones and truly believe they work the best. I keep them on hand at all times and can pick them up at any drugstore.

Recommend buying the big boxes as you can use them up pretty quick!
Jessica B.
65 reviews
Small red capsules which are easier to swallow. Sometimes need to take more than once a day because i feel like it does not help. I use Tylenol extra strength when ever i get a migraine and usually helps.
Christine M.
409 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
These extra strength Tylenol really help take the edge off of tough pain! I find they start to work within half an hour and last up to four hours (depending on the severity of the pain).
Hannah L.
North York, ON
65 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I prefer Tylenol over Advil as I find acetaminophen works better for me and doesn't upset my stomach like ibuprofen. I prefer the extra strength as it works quickly and lasts.
Geneva  R.
Airdrie, AB
14 reviews
Can't go wrong with the brand Tylenol! Very effective and works right away on pain. My only negative comment is the price. Can be a bit pricey so try to purchase on sale.
Victoria H.
Barrie, Ontario
11 reviews
I don't normally like taking medication when I am sick, unless I absolutely have to. I always turn to Tylenol extra strength. It's effective, and easy to swallow. 
Paola B.
Longueuil, QC
120 reviews
I always have tynenol in my home i always have headaches ! And migrains so i need tynenol that i mix with motrin ! It don't work always but i used them always !
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