41 Everyday Scams That Are Tough To Avoid
‘Extra Strength’ Tylenol
Hate to break it to you, but Extra Strength Tylenol isn’t going to cure your headache any better than the regular Tylenol will. In fact, the FDA has warned against taking pain medication that contains more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per tablet, and it’s not even been proven to be more effective than regular-strength Tylenol. Extra Strength Tylenol has 500 mg per pill, while regular Tylenol has 325 mg. So popping two extra-strength pills puts you at the high daily dosage (1000 mg/day), whereas taking two regular will be just as effective and you’ll be at the low end (625 mg/day). But people love being extra, so they’re willing to pay $3 or more for something that’s not even helping any more than the cheaper option.