Tylenol Link to ADHD: Too Early to Tell

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A local gynecologist says it’s still early in the game to make any decisions about the just reported link between Tylenol use during pregnancy and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Pregnant women who used the pain reliever acetaminophen — like Tylenol — had children who appeared at higher risk for ADHD but St. Louis University Care gynecologist Dr. Thinh Nguyen says this Dutch study is preliminary and does not establish cause and effect:

“At this point, I wouldn’t change anything that you would do… it was just an observational study which means there was no intervention,” says Nguyen.

But Nguyen says it should serve as a reminder to mothers to take medicines as you need them, but don’t take more than you have to.

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