ADHD-Linked Problems With Tylenol Use During Pregnancy
A new study shows women who take acetaminophen during their pregnancy could be more likely to have a child with ADHD-like behavior problems.
Headaches are common during a pregnancy and Tylenol, which contains acetaminophen, is the most prescribed pain medicine for pregnant women. While there are a variety of ways to deal with the pain, many doctors say Tylenol has been the safest drug to recommend.
One doctor we talked to says that while the study deserves more attention, Tylenol may still be the best option.
"Many possible causes and combinations of things that could lead to ADHD, not just Tylenol," Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Jeff Maurus said.
Doctor Maurus says other over the counter pain meds carry bigger concerns.
Aspirin can cause bleeding problems and Motrin can affect growth.