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Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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4.56 / 5 based on 5,434 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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  • "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
Sabia B.
140 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I'm allergic to a handful of medicines (anything chemically related to ibuprofen that is) and this is literally the only pain medication that I use. It has been of major help to me during those day where any type of pain (whether it be an ache or cramps) overpasses my tolerance threshold.
Alexis G.
38 reviews
I always keep these in purse in case of emergencies and of course they always prove to come in handy. Fast acting, and pain is relieved for at least 5/6 hours. This is something I constantly have with me and you can grab it in the check out aisle at any Target/ Walmart / etc.
Anna M.
Brooklyn, NY
8 reviews
Whenever I have a headache, that is not a migraine, this is what I reach for. With this product, I get fairly quick relief. I don't feel any side effects. It is good value and I would certainly buy it again because of its effectiveness
Trish H.
Fitzgerald, GA
76 reviews
When I have a head ache I always grab a couple of Tylenol within a 20 to 40 minutes its gone. I buy my Tylenol from Wal-mart, when I forget to grab a big bottle, they always have the small catty along pack at the check out. I have to have my Tylenol for when I have a head ache.
Rida H.
Newark, NJ
200 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Works well, does it's job well but it makes you feel drowsy. That's the only drawback of it. But I guess rest ultimately also helps relieve pain as well so it's a good thing. It's good but I wouldn't take unless you are able to sleep.
Dianne F.
Fredericksbrg, VA
101 reviews
These are a go to if mine when t comes to a pain reliever. They are quick to work and effective! They do relieve pan for a long portion of your day. Also priced well and easy to find at any market.
Abagail A.
13 reviews
Tylenol is always a staple in a household. When we use it we always combine in with Advil or Aleve of some kind because the Tylenol alone doesn't help. Tylenol can be found at most grocery stores or drugstores and it's also very affordable. We Leah's have a bottle in our home. 
Danielle F.
70 reviews
An old product but works pretty well. Its safe for most people and that includes pregnant ladies too. Its highly effective if you don't take it all the time. It always makes me feel better. I do recommend it to people I know that are having pain or a headache. It sells itself.
Fameolous C.
28 reviews
I do believe in most cases these pills would work for the average person. I suffer for migraines so when I feel them coming on I try these, depending on how intense the headache is starting to occur will these work for me. I'm sure instantly they work for the average person
Sarah D.
Santa Clara, CA
123 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Extra strength Tylenol is my preferred choice for headache relief. I buy it in large quantities from Costco, and I keep it in my car generally. I prefer Tylenol over Advil or other pain relieving medications and repurchase all the time.
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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