Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to ADHD in study, but no cause is proven

A new study associates the long-term use of acetaminophen , the active ingredient in over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol, during pregnancy with the risk that the children born from those pregnancies could develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ). But many in the medical community say the study, […]

A Link Between Tylenol and ADHD?

Here’s what irks me: the article states “acetaminophen has long been the drug of choice during pregnancy.” Acetaminophen is just about the only drug approved for use during pregnancy – that is hardly a choice. Basically, pregnant women can take acetaminophen for their pain and discomforts during their pregnancy, or they can suck it up. That’s a raw deal if ever there was one.

And now some study links acetaminophen use with the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the offspring? Take it with a grain of salt people.

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