Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does acetaminophen in pregnancy increase the future risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) for the unborn?

Bottom-Line:
Two well-done cohort studies suggest an association between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and an increased risk of ADHD or similar behaviours in children. While cohort studies cannot prove causation and we need further confirmation^ there may be a possible small risk of prolonged use of acetaminophen – especially late in pregnancy. Study limitations prevent specifics.


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Publication Date: 2014-5-12
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 14:22:43