Difficulty Swallowing

Extra Strong On Pain.
Extra Easy To Swallow*

Now with Gentleglide* coating technology, it glides down easier for smooth swallowing.

*Easier to swallow coating than Extra Strength TYLENOL® caplets, among those with a preference.


According to 2004 survey...

  • 2 in 5 American adults have experienced difficulty swallowing pills.
  • Almost 1 in 5 American adults who have taken oral medications have hesitated prior to taking pills because they thought they might be difficult to swallow.
  • As a result 14% Have delayed taking a dose of their medication.

Source: 40% of American Adults Report Difficulty Swallowing Pills. Oralflo.com. Published January 15, 2004.
Accessed April 12, 2024. https://oralflo.com/40-of-american-adults-report-difficulty-swallowing-pills/


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TYLENOL® Easy to Swallow Extra Strength Caplets vs. Select OTC Pain Relief

Compare common over the counter (OTC) pain relievers (including both oral and topical forms) to determine what product(s) may be right for you. For those who may have difficulty swallowing pills, certain analgesic forms may be more appropriate for you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions and please note that the information below is not a substitute for the specific product’s Drug Facts Label and is not an exhaustive list of comparative products or comparative features. Please always read and follow the label.

Although NSAIDs share some similarities, they have different levels of risk. For example, ibuprofen irritates the stomach less than aspirin. Ask your healthcare professional if you have questions.

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Forms

Coated Caplet

Coated Caplet

Dissolving powder

Oral suspension, liquid

Topical Cream

Coated Caplet

Dissolving powder

Topical Gel

liquidgels, Tablets, Caplets, Gelcaps

Dissolving powder

Active Ingredients

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen

Lidocaine

Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine

Diclofenac

Naproxen Sodium

Aspirin, Caffeine

Dosing

Adults and children 12 years and over: Take 2 pills every 6 hours, while symptoms persist. Do not take more than 6 powders in 24 hours.

Adults and children 12 years and over: Take 2 pills every 6 hours, while symptoms persist. Do not take more than 6 powders in 24 hours.

Adults and children 12 years and over: Take 2 powders every 6 hours, while symptoms persist. Do not take more than 6 powders in 24 hours.

Weight (lb) Age (years) Dose (mL)* Under 24 under 2 years ask a doctior: 24-35 lbs 2-3 years 5 mL; 36-47 lbs 4-5 years 7,5 mL; 48-59 lbs 6-8 years 10 mL; 60-71 lbs 9-10 years 12.5 mL; 72-95 lbs 11 years 15 mL * or as directed by a doctor Adults and children 12 years and over: Take 20 mL (2 x 10 mL) every 4 hours while symptoms last. Do not take more than 5 doses (100 mL) in 24 hours

Adults and children 12 years and older should apply the pain relief cream to affected areas no more than three to four times daily.

2 pills every 6hrs while symptoms last; do not take more than 6 pills in 24 hours

Place 1 powder on tongue every 6 hours, while symptoms persist. Drink a full glass of water with each dose, or powder may be stirred into a glass of water or other liquid. Do not take more than 4 powders in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.

Apply 4 times a day; Upper Body Dose- max 2 grams; Lower Body Dose- max 4 grams; do not use on more than 2 body areas at the same time; may take up to 7 days to work

1 pill every 8-12 hrs while symptoms last; for the first dose, you may take 2 pills within the first hr; do not exceed 2 pillss in any 8- to 12-hour pedriod; do not exceed 3 pills in a 24-hour period

Adults and children 12 years and over: take contents of 1 powder pack every 6 hours. Dissolve powder on tongue, followed by a full glass of water. Do not exceed 4 powder packs in 24 hours.

Contains an NSAID

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

From the #1 Doctor-recommended Brand of Pain Reliever

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Does not require water to intake

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

Contains Caffeine

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

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