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Tylenol During Pregnancy Linked to Developmental Disorders

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The use of common painkiller acetaminophen (APAP), also known as paracetamol and often sold as Tylenol, during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of developmental disorders. A consensus of 91 clinicians and researchers, published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, is now calling for caution and additional research. 

APAP is the active ingredient in over 600 medications used to treat mild to moderate pain and fever. The drug is available over the counter and is widely used by pregnant women. A new review based on 25 years of research suggests that pregnant women should not use APAP ...