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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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4.56 / 5 based on 5,432 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
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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
Claudia R.
21 reviews
I've heard this product may cause stomach issues but I'm happy this doesnt happen to me. 2 extra strength tylenol do the trick for me when in pain whether aching from leg day or just an unexplained headache.
Kayla M.
Litchfield, ME
206 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I always have this on hand. I have a bad knee and get migraines, and I am usually able to treat both with Tylenol instead of a harder, habit-forming med. I do not get any side effects from it, and although I am on a boatload of other prescription medication it is still safe for me to take as needed.
Jinal B.
Warminster, PA
28 reviews
Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults has always come in handy when it comes to pain killer. It has been a life saver for me and has helped me so much with my pain. It’s definitely recommend if the pain is unbearable. It’s my go to over the counter pain relief medication.
Megan N.
Cincinnati, OH
180 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Tylenol is the only thing that I can take for pain right now due to being pregnant. I feel that I have to take excessive amounts for it to relieve any sort of pain. I also believe that it can be pricey to have very inexpensive, effective alternatives.
Vanessa G.
144 reviews
Tylenol is my go to over the counter pain reliever. Not only is Tylenol effective but it is also much gentler on the stomach compared to some of the other pain relievers on the market. Tylenol is effective for a variety of different ailments from headaches to back pains to a fever reducer.
Leah H.
Jacksonville, FL
218 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
As someone who often suffers from backpain due to scoliosis, dysmenorrhea and migraines due to eyesight issues, Tylenol keeps me on my toes. I always have it in my bag because you'll never know when a terrible migrain is about to rear its ugly head. I just pop one pill and I am good to go!
Toni J.
465 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
These are perfect for on the go! I don't like taking any kind of medication especially pills but for the times I have a really bad headache or am just sick I will take Tylenol. It's affordable and effective.
Livvy L.
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
Tylenol works great on body aches, headaches, and cramps. I always keep some in my bag because you never know when you'll need some. They work fairly quickly and just overall a staple in my medicine drawers. They work just as well as advil really. 
Lauren C.
83 reviews
My best guy friend is allergic to ibuprofen so I carried Tylenol for the longest time in my purse especially for him just in case. Also because I work in a dental office and for our Invisalign patients use Tylenol rather than an anti inflammatory due to inflammation is the way teeth move.
Adriana Sophia A.
Marshall, TX
107 reviews
This helps so well with headaches. I a have chronic migraine condition and so when it’s one of those days where my head is hurting, I take two of these and place a warm towel on my forehead to relax it. It works amazingly and it is fast acting.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
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Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1276 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4

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