A 25-year study identifies a link between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and an increased risk of developmental disorders, including ADHD, autism, and decreased IQ in children.
Report supports earlier studies linking acetaminophen exposure in utero with a higher risk of later diagnosis of ADHD and ASD.
Study finds an association between acetaminophen use during mid-to-late pregnancy and increased risk of hyperactivity, attention problems, and other behavioral deficits in young children. Boys appear to be more susceptible to the adverse effects acetaminophen use during pregnancy. However, the negative effects only seem to persist during the early years of life.
A new study reports paracetamol (acetaminophen) could damage the development of male behaviors in offspring if taken while a female is pregnant.
A common pain killer has been linked to an increased risk of ASD and ADHD in children exposed to the drug while the mother was pregnant.