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Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD & Autism

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The National Institute of Health (NIH) has just released the results of a new study that suggests acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy is linked to higher risk of ADHD and autism in babies. While not showing an absolutely conclusive link to attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, the authors of the stufy “conclude that their results support earlier studies linking acetaminophen exposure in the womb with ADHD and ASD and underscore the need for additional research.”

Long considered safe, Tylenol and it’s family of products are perhaps the most widely known pain reliever containing acetaminophen.  A list of the other over the counter meds commonly used for pain relief that contain the ingredient is below. As always consult your OB or primary care physician before using any medications during pregnancy and nursing.

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