Tylenol may not be safe during pregnancy

This August 15, 2016 article in JAMA looked at whether Tylenol was safe during pregnancy.  This study concluded that acetaminophen was associated  child conduct disorders during childhood.

Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is considered safe for use during all stages of pregnancy, making it the most common pain and fever medication for pregnant women. Over 50% pregnant women use the medication

In this study, we assessed associations between behavioral problems in offspring at age 7 years in the ALSPAC population cohort and (1) maternal prenatal acetaminophen use, (2) maternal postnatal acetaminophen use, (3) partner’s acetaminophen use.

Source: Association of Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy With Behavioral Problems in Childhood:  Evidence Against Confounding | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network