About TYLENOL® 50 years of Science

FAQ

TYLENOL® is safe and effective when used as directed. The safety of TYLENOL® at recommended doses has been established over 50 years of use and scientific investigation, which has contributed to making TYLENOL® the pain reliever most often recommended by doctors and health professionals. Do not exceed the recommended dosage as it may cause liver damage.

  • General Questions about TYLENOL® Is TYLENOL® safe?

    TYLENOL® is safe and effective when used as directed. The safety of TYLENOL® at recommended doses has been established over 50 years of use and scientific investigation, which has contributed to making TYLENOL® recommended brand of pain reliever. Do not exceed the recommended dosage as it may cause liver damage.

  • Does TYLENOL® help inflammation (swelling)?

    Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in TYLENOL®, has not been shown to reduce inflammation.

  • Will TYLENOL® help my minor arthritis pain?

    There are several types of arthritis. Consult your doctor if you do not know what kind of arthritis you have. The medicine in TYLENOL® was chosen by America's leading arthritis specialists as their first choice for mild to moderate osteoarthritis pain relief.

  • Does TYLENOL® contain caffeine?

    No, current TYLENOL® products available in the market (Extra Strength and Forte) do not contain caffeine.

  • What types of pain and ailments can I use TYLENOL® for?

    TYLENOL® is safe and effective when used as directed. The safety of TYLENOL® at recommended doses has been established over 50 years of use and scientific investigation, which has contributed to making TYLENOL® the pain reliever most often recommended by doctors and health professionals. Do not exceed the recommended dosage as it may cause liver damage.

  • Does TYLENOL® contain aspirin?

    No, TYLENOL® products do not contain aspirin.

  • What is acetaminophen?

    Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is an active ingredient in many medicines, including all TYLENOL® products and more than 600 over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is thought to relieve mild to moderate pain by elevating your body’s overall pain threshold. It is also thought to lower your fever by helping your body eliminate excess heat. Products containing acetaminophen are available in many forms, including pills (caplets, tablets, and gelcaps) and liquids. Acetaminophen is also included along with other ingredients in combination medicines designed to treat symptoms of allergies, cold and flu, and pain with trouble sleeping. Do not take more than one product containing acetaminophen at the same time

  • How does TYLENOL® work?

    TYLENOL® contains the active ingredient acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is thought to work by elevating the body's overall pain threshold so you feel less pain, and lowers your fever by helping your body eliminate excess heat. It starts working fast, but won't irritate your stomach the way that aspirin, naproxen sodium or even ibuprofen can.

  • What is the active ingredient in TYLENOL®?

    Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is an active ingredient in all TYLENOL® products and in more than 600 other over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. Do not take more than one medicine containing acetaminophen at the same time.

  • Is TYLENOL® safe?

    TYLENOL® is safe and effective when used as directed. The safety of TYLENOL® at recommended doses has been established over 50 years of use and scientific investigation, which has contributed to making TYLENOL® the pain reliever most often recommended by doctors and health professionals. Do not exceed the recommended dosage as it may cause liver damage.