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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
Rebecca N.
Beaver Bank, NS
165 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I usually keep Tylenol around the house as I find it works best for headaches. I prefer non coated tablets as I find they go down easier.
Maria G.
Doral, FL
121 reviews
Me encantan a veces me daban unas migrañas demasiado fuertes y esta pastilla me ayudaba bastante con mi dolor. Las recomiendo a todos.
Lisa T.
Sydney, NS
256 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This is what I reach for for headaches and body aches. Its quick acting and never upsets my stomach. One dosage always does the trick.
Jacki P.
New London, PE
11 reviews
Tylenol extra strength is my go to pain killer. I suffer with migraines and I keep these in my purse and beside my bed for easy access!
Jessica P.
St. John's
27 reviews
Great prices and good to have on all teh time inc ase i need it.  great for aches and pains.  Dont do anything for migranes.
Savanna B.
233 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
These are great! They come through when i need them to! I have these in my purse all the time because i know know when i will need it!
Jeanna A.
Santa Rita
49 reviews
This is my go to medicine. If I don't have aleve I will use this. Always worked for me if I was feeling sick or needed a Pain Reliever.
Sarah I.
91 reviews
I like the tylonal extra strength as it works a lot quicker than regular strength , it's not a bad price for how much you get inside !!
Samantha K.
Moncton , NB
1212 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 5
This product is a hit or miss for me. Either kicks in within half an hour and relieves me of my headaches or does absolutely nothing.
Rachel W.
St. Catharines
126 reviews
Fast acting relief! Helps my headaches go away within minutes- also very affordable. I have nothing negative to say about this product
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