A recent study shows that children of women who used the pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy appear to be at higher risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-like behavioral problems and hyperkinetic disorders (HKDs, a severe form of ADHD).
This raises the concerns of many due to the fact that acetaminophen, aka Tylenol, is the most commonly used medication for pain and fever during pregnancy.
But some recent studies have suggested that acetaminophen has effects on sex and other hormones, which can in turn affect neurodevelopment and cause behavioral dysfunction.
The study was performed by author, Zeyan Liew, M.P.H., of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues.
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