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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
Erica H.
Pools cove, NL
110 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Great price for 225 capsules. The bottle will sure to last the whole year.. tylenol extra strength is my go-to for when I get headaches..they never fail me.
Shelly L.
23 reviews
Does nothing for me, it's almost like eating sugar candy.  I won't take any more than two at a time but I don't find they work as well as Advil at all.
Lorraine C.
Cote saint luc , QC
39 reviews
As someone who has a high tolerance for pain tylenols of any strength jus don't work for me. The price of them are a bit high but they are always on special.
Dahian A.
Miami, FL
61 reviews
This is great for Pms symptoms. Would recommend for people who suffer from medium pms pain. However my sister has hard pain symptoms and this doesnt help.
Sarah O.
Sault Ste Marie, ON
76 reviews
Really helps with pain relief. The pills are easy to swallow and not to large in size. The pills also dont have a flavour to them unlike some other brands
Olivia M.
16 reviews
I really don't like these Tylenol extra strength pills they don't work for me at all and and I have found better alternatives to cure my pain than Tylenol
Jennifer B.
Hamilton, ON
6 reviews
This is a great value for my money plus it comes in smaller packets so I can keep some in the bedroom, car and purse. Tylenol helps with my headache needs.
Jaime S.
Ponoka, Alberta
257 reviews
This is my favourite pain medication. I really love that it's not candy coated because the candy coating makes me feel ill. Works fast and isn't too pricey
Ashley J.
Wilmot, NS
56 reviews
Another one of my go to's for my aches and pains. I use it alongside advil and the combination of the two are great for relieving whatever is bothering me
Sarah Z.
Winnipeg , MB
67 reviews
These Tylenol are my go to when I am in any pain and it does the job. I bought them at the drugstore and for around 10 dollars I always carry them on me
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
208 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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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