Can You Bring Tylenol On a Plane? TSA Rules 2024

Tylenol, also known as Acetaminophen, is a handy medicine to keep in your bag and it can be used for both adults and children.

Most Tylenol products are considered necessary medications and come in both solid and liquid forms, and you might be asking, what are the rules and if you can bring all forms of Tylenol on planes.

The TSA stated that you can bring both opened and sealed necessary medical products including Tylenol in carry-on and checked baggage, liquid medicine types do not need to follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rules, but you will need to notify the security officer that you have medicine inside your carry-on bag.

Keep reading to know more about traveling with Tylenol on planes, in both domestic and international fights.

Let’s dive right in.

Can You Bring Tylenol On A Plane?

Tylenol Extra Strength Acetaminophen / Courtesy of Amazon
Types of TylenolCarry on baggage Checked baggage
Tylenol LiquidPermitted and it doesn’t need to follow the TSA liquid ruleNo restrictions
Tylenol tabletsNo restrictions No restrictions
Tylenol Dissolve Packs No restrictions No restrictions

Can You Take Tylenol Through The Security Checkpoint? and Is Tylenol TSA approved?

The Transportation Security Administration didn’t list Tylenol on its website.

But obviously just like Advil and ibuprofen you won’t face any issues to bring both liquid and pill forms on board the airplane.

Tylenol in liquid form does not need to follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule when packed in carry-on bags.

The TSA stated that liquids,gels and aerosols need to be 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less for each container and placed in a quart sized bag.

But medication products are exempted from this rule, even though they will be subject to additional screening.


And whether you bring children or adults Tylenol you don’t even need to declare them to the security officer unless they are in liquid form.

I investigated Twitter to find some answers:

Ben is shopping for his trip and wants to know if he can bring Tylenol pills and Tide travel liquids in his carry-on bag.


They replied that liquid detergents need to follow the TSA liquid rules, while medications like Tylenol pills are allowed in carry-on bags with no packing requirements.


Heather wanted to bring this 4 oz / 118 ml opened bottle of children’s Tylenol.

The TSA customer service responded that liquid medications are allowed in carry-on baggage and they are exempted from the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule, but she will need to to remove it from her bag and place it in a separate bin for additional screening.


Jewel wonders if over counter children’s Tylenol is okay to take in carry-on baggage and it is over 3.4 oz / 100 ml and if it needs to be in a quart sized bag.

They replied that medically necessary liquids can exceed 3.4 oz / 100 ml, but she will need to let the security officer know as they will be subject for additional X-ray screening.

They don’t answer the quart size bag part, but medications do not need to be placed in a quart sized bag with other toiletries.


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Can You Take Tylenol On A Plane In Checked Baggage?

You can pack Tylenol in checked baggage, and there are no specific restrictions that you need to follow on domestic flights.

If you wanted to take an extra amount of Tylenol in your checked baggage, it is totally fine.

It is better if you take them in their original package so the luggage inspectors know what is inside the bottles.

It is not recommended to place any medications in checked baggage that you use regularly that you might need during your flight.

Remember that there is no guarantee that checked baggage will make it to your destination, it may get lost, damaged or even stolen in some cases.

So the best way to pack any medications is to place them in your personal item.

Can You Bring Tylenol On International Flights?

You can bring Tylenol acetaminophen when traveling internationally.

Some countries may have different rules, but most countries do not have problems with these types of medicines.

Tylenol is an OTC medicine ( over the counter medicine) that doesn’t need a prescription for, even though if you are traveling on an international flight it is better to present a letter of proof that the medicine was prescribed to you.

If you don’t have a prescription ensure that you take it in its original packaging, and it is labeled clearly.

Final Thoughts

Tylenol and similar medications are permitted on planes, whether it is in solid or liquid forms and even if it is opened.

Solid Tylenol pills don’t need to be removed from your bag or even inform the security officer that you have it in your bag.

On the other hand you can bring any size (in reasonable quantities ) of Tylenol gels in your carry-on bag, but you will be required to remove it from your bag and place it in a separate bin for further screening.

Ensure that you don’t place any medications that you will need during your flight in your checked bag.

We hope this helps

Happy travels

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