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study in JAMA Pediatrics found that
the children of women who took acetaminophen while pregnant had a 30% increased
risk of ADHD during the first seven years of life, as well as a 37% increased
risk of hyperkinetic disorder (HKD), a severe form of ADHD. The more
acetaminophen used during pregnancy, the higher the child’s risk of
acetaminophen has no FDA classification for use in pregnant women, it is the
go-to over-the-counter painkiller recommended for expectant mothers. Given the
link between acetaminophen and ADHD, this drug should be classified as Category
D (there is evidence of fetal risk, but it may still be recommended in urgent
cases). Ask the FDA to warn expecting mothers about the dangers of
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Tell the FDA to Warn Expecting Mothers about the Dangers of Acetaminophen!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]