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TYLENOL® Dosage for Adults

TYLENOL® Dosage for Adults

An estimated 50 million Americans use acetaminophen each week to treat conditions such as pain, fever and aches and pains associated with cold and flu symptoms. To help encourage the safe use of acetaminophen, the makers of TYLENOL® have lowered the maximum daily dose for single-ingredient Extra Strength TYLENOL® (acetaminophen) products sold in the U.S. from 8 pills per day (4,000 mg) to 6 pills per day (3,000 mg). The dosing interval has also changed from 2 pills every 4 – 6 hours to 2 pills every 6 hours.

Regular Strength TYLENOL® Tablets

Not to exceed 10 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor

Regular Strength TYLENOL® Liquid Gels

Not to exceed 10 capsules in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor

Extra Strength TYLENOL®

Not to exceed 6 caplets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor

TYLENOL® 8 HR Arthritis Pain

Not to exceed 6 caplets in 24 hours

TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain

Not to exceed 6 caplets in 24 hours

Visit GET RELIEF RESPONSIBLY® for a list of other common medicines you may be taking that contain acetaminophen. If you have any questions, we encourage you to talk to your healthcare professional or contact our Consumer Call Center at

Exceeding the Recommended Dosage

In case of overdose, you should get medical help right away or contact the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if no signs or symptoms are noticed.

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