Tylenol® Extra Strength Caplets for Adults


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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
Justice H.
Mesa, AZ
56 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
Personally tylonal just doesn't work for me, it dosnt help with any of my back pains or anything so I prefer not to use it,maybe it would work better for some one else buy for me it just DOSE NOT do me any good.
Emmy W.
New York, NY
8 reviews
Love this it is so great for headaches I am a huge fan and will continue to buy it for sure!
Chrysalis P.
Staten Island, NY
221 reviews
Purchased at: Walgreens
As a mom of two kids under three years old, I need tylenol sometimes. Also I used it while I was pregnant with both my kids and my body just reacts well to this pain medication. I wouldn't choose anything else.
Ashley P.
Winston, OR
61 reviews
These always help my headaches or migraines as soon as I take one! They relieve them so quickly and I love it!
Jenny V.
Los Angeles , CA
108 reviews
May go to pain relief. If it’s not broke don’t fix it right? I get a lot of muscle and back pain and so I always keep Tylenol in my purse. It works fast and it’s safe May go to pain relief. If it’s not broke don’t fix it right? I get a lot of muscle and back pain and so I always keep Tylenol in my purse. It works fast and it’s safe
Marlenni L.
Miami, FL
82 reviews
Purchased at: Walgreens
Tylenol is about the only pain medication I can take due to my longterm gastritis. So if I absolutely need pain meds, this is the product for me
Isra R.
1073 reviews
A great product and I would recommend it to everyone
I can not do without it
The company's products are all excellent
Breanna W.
lincolnton ga
27 reviews
This product is pretty much great for anything. A headache? Tylenol. A backache? Tylenol. Side pain? Tylenol. It also doesn't take long to be effective. It usually starts to kick in at about 30 minutes after use.
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.
375 reviews

Tylenol takes the edge off of my headaches and I don't have stomach issues like I do with other pain relievers. Extra Strength Tylenol must be taken as prescribed/suggested because even one extra dose in 24 hours can put you at risk for serious health issues. So if you are cautious and stay aware of how much you're taking, Tylenol is a good choice. It's more gentle on the stomach than other pain relievers, which is important for those of us with sensitive stomachs. Depending on your needs, I would check with your doctor or pharmacist about which pain reliever is the best choice for what ails you.
Leidy daliza R.
Doral, FL
213 reviews
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