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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

Description

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)

Purpose

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

or

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.

Uses:

  • 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

Warnings

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.

Directions

  • 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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  • "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
Katelyn N.
timberlea
229 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4
These work very well when I have intense headaches and body pain. Extra strength is the best in my opinion, works best.
Kimberly B.
Whitby , ON
34 reviews
Whenever  have a headache i rely on tylenol to get it gone.  I like the easy tabs because they go down easier
Stephanie G.
76 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Tylenol is the only pain releaver that works for my earaches I get every month. Also helps my cramps and shoulder pain.
Lisa B.
Winnipeg, MB
137 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Tylenol is great for when you have a fever! I grew up taking it and still take it to this day because it works wonders
Mariam A.
102 reviews
Right now the only thing that works on my headaches, after panadol extra and it sometimes relieves me of my headaches.
Kalindy U.
143 reviews
I've had migraines since age 3snd Tylenol is what I choose when I need pain relief plus they are a brand you can trust.
Felicia F.
Mississauga, ON
319 reviews
Whenever I have fever, aches, pains, and other pain medication won't help, this is the one I trust. Fast and effective
Rayna L.
Sault Ste, ON
30 reviews
Always have this on hand. It is very effective. I use it mostly for headaches, but occasionally for muscle aches. 
Vanessa C.
Toronto, Ontario
356 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Great product to relieve migraines, or any tension headaches. Works quickly, and is super effective for the price.
Arianne L.
Chestermere, AB
84 reviews
I have had these and they've helped but if you have to much it gets unhealthy, it's a decent price for a pain reliever.
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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