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Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked to Childhood ADHD

Acetaminophen Use

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  • A recent study of women who used acetaminophen while pregnant reproduced results from other studies. Still, the drug continues to be promoted as safe
  • Children born to mothers who used acetaminophen, a common over-the-counter analgesic for pain and fever, had a higher risk of ADHD and autism
  • Unless absolutely necessary, it is best to limit any medication during pregnancy, using other natural means of reducing pain and inflammation instead

By Dr. Mercola

Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol (International Nonproprietary Name), may be one of the more dangerous drugs you can purchase. This may surprise you since most households carry one or two variations of the product to treat headaches, fever or cold symptoms.


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