Long-Term Use of Tylenol During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Autism, ADHD

Long-Term Use of Tylenol During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Autism, ADHD

Acetaminophen is one of the most common treatments used by pregnant women for pain and fever. The compound, sold under the brand name Tylenol, is usually considered safe during pregnancy. New evidence suggests prolonged use might have serious effects on unborn children. A recent Israeli study finds that prolonged use of acetaminophen may be linked to an increased risk of both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The research was conducted at the University of Jerusalem and involved more than 100,000 women, with a follow-up period of 3 to 11 years. The study, led by Ilan...

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