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    Default Prenatal Tylenol Use Linked To ADHD In Baby

    Kara
    March 7 2014

    More often than not, a woman’s first prenatal visit comes with a lot of dos and don’ts. What to eat. What not to eat. When to exercise. How to exercise. And most importantly, which over-the-counter medications are safe to take in the event of minor ailments like an upset stomach or a headache.
    Until recently, that list banned ibuprofen but approved acetaminophen (the main ingredient in Tylenol) for reducing fevers, and relieving minor aches and pains.
    But a new study may have health experts thinking twice about that list as it found that the children of women who took Tylenol during pregnancy were 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – or ADHD- than children of mothers who did not.
    The likelihood of a child developing ADHD increased the most – by 63 percent – when the acetaminophen was taken during the last two trimesters of pregnancy. When it was used in the third trimester alone, researchers found an increased in ADHD of about 28 percent. The risk was smallest – about nine percent – when the pregnant woman only used the medication during her first trimester of pregnancy.

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    Default Re: Prenatal Tylenol Use Linked To ADHD In Baby

    The older I get the more evidence I see for avoiding any type of drug/chemical before or during pregnancy is the safest thing to do.

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    Default Re: Prenatal Tylenol Use Linked To ADHD In Baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Reesacat View Post
    The older I get the more evidence I see for avoiding any type of drug/chemical before or during pregnancy is the safest thing to do.
    My babies were born decades ago, but that's what I always assumed and adhered to.

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