Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to ADHD risk, experts question study results

Women using Acetaminophen are more likely to produce a child with ADHD. Acetaminophen actually happens to be an ingredient in Tylenol that is used by a lot of people. However, the data in these studies are not conclusive enough. Therefore, a woman should not be afraid to use it during pregnancy and it can actually be practical.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acetaminophen use during pregnancy has been shown to have a link to ADHD
  • It is a commonly prescribed drug, in which 65% of pregnant women have been prescribed it at one time.
  • The study found that using the drug for 29 days or more had a 220% increased risk for the child

“Long-term use of acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with twice the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.”