Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD

Summary: If you’re pregnant, think twice before taking acetaminophen as it could increase the risk of ADHD.
Air Date: 6/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michael Smith, MD
Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD
It’s estimated that between 5-10% of school children suffer from ADHD.

This disorder affects more boys than girls and is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive actions.

In a recent study, researchers actually found a link between acetaminophen (also known as Tylenol®) use during pregnancy and ADHD disorders in children.

This is surprising and concerning, especially since doctors recommend it for pain during pregnancy.

In this segment, Dr. Mike discusses the research and why you might want to think twice about taking acetaminophen, especially while pregnant.
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