Sunday, June 14, 2009
What is Tylenol 500? It can hardly be called a special brand of Tylenol medicine, like Tylenol 1 or Tylenol 4. The number 500 refers to the amount of acetaminophen in the formulation - 500 mg. And, when we speak of Tylenol with 500 mg of acetaminophen in each dose, we usually mean the so called Extra Strength Tylenol (availble with a number of brand names, such as Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets, Tylenol Extra 500 mg Ez Tablets, etc). In Extra Strength Tylenol the amount of acetaminophen is much higher than in Tylenol #1 to #4 (500 mg as compared to 300 mg). Moreover, the whole dose of the medication is released immediately. That's why "Tylenol 500" is a stronger pain killer.