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Tylenol® (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is available without a prescription. It comes in many forms and strengths, and is usually taken by mouth every four to six hours, as needed. The decision of whether to take Tylenol pills, liquid, EZ Tabs, or other forms will depend on many factors, such as:
  • Your age
  • The type of pain being treated
  • Other medications you are taking.
For adults, Tylenol comes in three different strengths:
  • 325 mg (regular strength)
  • 500 mg (extra strength)
  • 650 mg (extended-release).
Regular-strength Tylenol comes only in the form of tablets (pills), while extra-strength Tylenol is available in the following forms:
  • Caplets
  • Cool Caplets, which have a special coating that provides a cooling sensation in your mouth and throat
  • GoTabs (chewable tablets)
  • EZ Tabs, which are smaller, easier-to-swallow tablets
  • Rapid Release Gels, which have special holes to release the medication quickly
  • Rapid Blast Liquid, which contains 500 mg of medication per 15 mL.
(To learn more, click Tylenol. This article offers more details on the uses and effects of Tylenol, how it works, and what to expect while taking it.)
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