Pregnant Women Who Use Tylenol Risk Having Kids With Autism, ADHD
Paracetamol, commonly known as Panadol and Tylenol, has long been considered a safe medication for pregnant women to take for pain, fever, and even the flu. But a new study suggests that the risk of children experiencing autism spectrum disorder symptoms can be traced back to their mom’s use of OTC painkillers. A team of researchers in Spain studied 2,644 mother-child pairs, starting with pregnancy and going through the child’s fifth birthday. Women were asked if they ever took paracetamol during pregnancy, and if so, if their use was sporadic or persistent.