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Long-term use of acetaminophen during pregnancy associated with ADHD in offspring

KEY POINT

Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy for more than 29 days was associated with a more than twofold increased risk of ADHD in offspring, according to results of a large observational study published in Pediatrics.

SOURCES

Ystrom E, et al. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and risk of ADHD. Pediatrics. 2017;[Epub ahead of print]. 

Wolraich ML. An association between prenatal acetaminophen use and ADHD: The benefits of large data sets. Pediatrics. 2017;[Epub ahead of print].