Tylenol Dosage Calculator

Created by Joanna Michałowska, PhD candidate
Reviewed by Dominik Czernia, PhD candidate, Jack Bowater and Łucja Zaborowska, MD, PhD candidate
Based on research by
TYLENOL® Dosage for Adults (Accessed July, 10 2022)
Last updated: Jul 18, 2022

This Tylenol dosage calculator shows you the normal Tylenol dosage for adults, depending on your symptoms and the product you have chosen. In the article below you will find more information about the dosing, including the Tylenol dosage chart.

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Disclaimer: We try our best to make our Omni Calculators as precise and reliable as possible. However, this tool can never replace professional medical advice.

What is Tylenol used for?

Tylenol is a medication that contains acetaminophen (or paracetamol in other words) - a substance that is used worldwide to treat pain and fever. Depending on the product, the formulation of the drug may vary, as some additional active ingredients can be added to target specific symptoms. Those include:

  • Reducing pain;
  • Reducing fever; and
  • Relieving symptoms of allergies, cold, cough, headache, or flu.

Therefore, depending on your illness or health problem, you may use this calculator to check your Tylenol arthritis dosage, or if you are experiencing a really bad headache, maybe Tylenol Extra Strength is what you are looking for 🧐.

Normal Tylenol dose for adults

Dosing Tylenol is pretty simple. In general, you do not need to calculate it for your weight or age, as it is often advised for infants and children. Our Tylenol dosage calculator has the dosing recommended by the producer, but remember to always follow your doctor's advice.

If you are interested in dosage calculators for children, check the infant tylenol dosage calculator or the pediatric dose calculator 👶🧒.

In case of Tylenol overdose, seek medical help immediately.

Tylenol dosage chart

Below you can find dosing charts of the most popular Tylenol products for adults.

  1. Dosing chart for headache and muscle pain products.
Product Dose
Regular strength 2 tablets
Regular strength liquid gels 2 capsules
Extra strength 2 caplets
Coated tablets 2 tablets
Rapid release gels 2 gelcaps
8 hr arthritis 2 caplets
8 hr muscle aches & pain 2 caplets
Dissolve packs 2 powders

  1. Dosing chart for sinus problem products.
Product Dose
Sinus + Headache Daytime Caplets 2 caplets
Sinus Severe Daytime Caplets 2 caplets

  1. Dosing chart for cold and flu products.
Product Dose
Cold + Flu Severe Day/Night 2 caplets
Cold + Flu Severe Caplets 2 caplets
Cold Max Daytime Caplets 2 caplets
Cold + Head Severe Caplets 2 caplets
Cold + Flu + Cough Nighttime 30 ml
Cold + Flu Severe Warming Honey Lemon Liquid 30 ml
Cold + Mucus Severe COOL BURST 30 ml
Cold Max Daytime Citrus Burst Liquid 30 ml

  1. Dosing chart for sleep and pain products (including extra strength Tylenol dosage).
Product Dose
Simply Sleep Nighttime Sleep Aid 2 caplets
PM Extra Strength Caplets 2 caplets
PM Extra Strength Liquid 30 ml

How to use Tylenol dosage calculator?

Tylenol dosage calculator is really easy to use 👍. Just follow these steps:

  1. Choose your symptoms or the product category.
  2. Choose the Tylenol product you want to use.
  3. That's it! In the results section, you will find:
    • The dose you need to take;
    • How often you should take it; and
    • What is the maximum dose per day.
Joanna Michałowska, PhD candidate
Headache and muscle pain
Tylenol product
Regular strength
Take 2 tablets 💊💊 every 4-6 hours while symptoms last.

Do not exceed 10 tablets in 24 hours (unless directed by a doctor).

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