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Acetaminophen

Should You Treat Your Child’s Cold, Cough or Fever With OTC Meds?

I swallowed so many doses of over-the-counter (OTC) cold medication when I was a child. “Cough medicine” was my mother’s go-to remedy for colds. At the first cough or sneeze, she’d pull the bottles from the top kitchen shelf and carefully pour the viscous liquid onto a spoon, which she…

Prenatal Exposure to Tylenol Linked to Toddler Language Issues

Mothers-to-be should carefully consider how often they take the pain reliever Tylenol (acetaminophen) during the early stages of their pregnancy because it may increase a toddler’s risk of experiencing language development issues. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai examined 754 Swedish women who were participants in…

Could Taking Tylenol During Pregnancy Change the Reproductive Systems of Female Offspring

Moms-to-be should be cautious while taking Tylenol (acetaminophen, paracetamol) — a common treatment for pain relief — because it may hinder the future fertility of their female offspring, according to an article published in Endocrine Connections. Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital reviewed 3 different studies involving rodents. All 3 studies…

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever used to treat conditions such as headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, fevers, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains. It is one of the most widely used pain medications in the world and is sold mainly over the counter. Although often used to treat mild to…

Tylenol in Pregnancy: Real Concern or Unnecessary Fear?

Acetaminophen, better known under the brand name Tylenol, is an over-the-counter pain- and fever-reducing medication that is generally considered safe to use, even during pregnancy. In recent years, however, a slew of studies have cast some doubt on its safety during pregnancy. Some have claimed use of acetaminophen during pregnancy…

Tylenol in Pregnancy May Up Behavioral Problems in Children

British researchers monitored 7,796 pairs of parents and their child. The moms were asked about their use of Tylenol both during and after pregnancy. More than half of the mothers used acetaminophen at least once during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy. The figure was 42% at 32 weeks. The…