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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Is A Risk Factor That Can Hurt Unborn Babies

Active Ingredient in Tylenol is….

The active ingredient in Tylenol (known as either acetaminophen or paracetamol) is widely used by pregnant women to alleviate pain and fever.  

However, new research is pointing to a correlation between Tylenol and altered fetal development that increases the risk of certain developmental problems.  And, as you may have guessed, the correlation is bad.  

Ninety-one scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals from different countries have issued a statement stating that there is evidence that Tylenol may cause neurodevelopmental, reproductive, and urogenital disorders in children.   

The Effects of Taking Tylenol While Pregnant

There is an increased risk of “adverse neurodevelopmental and behavioral outcomes, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, language delay (in girls) and decreased intelligence quotient.”

You can read the statement warning us about the possible adverse side effects of Tylenol by clicking here.  

The health professionals predicated their warning upon a correlation between certain birth defects and global Tylenol use (among pregnant women) and laboratory lab testing that indicates Tylenol causes such birth defects in lab animals.  

What You Need To Know….

The active ingredient in Tylenol (acetaminophen) is present in more than 600 over-the-counter drugs that pregnant women commonly use.  

Ingesting acetaminophen may be hazardous to fetal development and cause long-lasting health problems among newborns.    

Pregnant women should be aware of these risks and consult with their doctor before taking any drug that contains acetaminophen.  

Mark Sunshine

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