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Long-term acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children

November 14, 2017

Although short-term use of acetaminophen for pregnant women was not associated with a future ADHD diagnosis in their offspring, long-term maternal use of the drug for fever and infection results in a more than two-fold increase in the likelihood of their children developing the condition.

“Each patient is unique, and each physician will know what is best for their patient,” Eivind Ystrom, PhD, from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “The most important thing is that doctors make women with chronic conditions aware that they should consult them about pain relief if they get pregnant.”

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