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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
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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
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.
Dionis H.
49 reviews
Excelente, acaba com toda a minha dor e tensão nos músculos, sempre que sinto dor eu bebo pra melhorar e manter o bem estar pessoal.
Rossana V.
Brampton, ON
47 reviews
Relieves headaches and body pain quickly. No side effects or half relief. One pill does the job and pill bottle size range is perfect
Serena L.
Kitchener, ON
79 reviews
Does absolutely nothing for my endometriosis pain. Unfortunately I cannot take any other brand of aspirin due to medications I'm on.
Carolyn T.
Laval, QC
10 reviews
Good old reliable Tylenol. Does what it's supposed to do for minor injuries and headaches. Also works on the occasional muscle aches.
Emily A.
13 reviews
My family uses Tylenol a lot for migraines, etc, it's a good product, especially if you are like me and have allergies to NSAIDS.
kristin k.
147 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
gets the job done. I have pill anxiety and these are small enough to relax me a bit more. deffinitly help with pain but not cramps.
Rabia J.
55 reviews
I get bad migraines and I always took panadol extra for relief. I switched to this for a change and it was as effective as panadol.
Amnelbis C.
31 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Very Good! #Headacheoff Recommended! Estás pastillas son efectivas para los dolores de cabeza. Se las recomiendo! #DolordecabezaOff
Elle T.
84 reviews
I always get pulsing headaches and can count on tylenol to help relief the pain. Also find these quite effective for period pains.
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