Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to delayed child development

11/24/2013 | Reuters

Greater exposure to acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, while in the womb was associated with delayed developmental milestones in motor, communication and language domains, compared with less exposure or none at all, a Norwegian study showed. Frequent intake of the drug during pregnancy was also linked to more problem behaviors in children, researchers reported in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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