Most of my life I thought acetaminophen was a rather harmless pain reliever. We grow to accept something that we hear advertisements about since forever. Turns out, acetaminophen could be causing havoc with babies – and can harm people of all ages.
Please read the research before you take any drug when pregnant, or before giving any drug to a baby. Acetaminophen included.
Why is so little known or discussed about this? That is a great question. If you want to learn more about Acetaminophen here is a collection of articles to help you.
By Dr. Anke Zimmermann, BSc, ND, FCAH, a naturopathic physician specializing in naturopathic pediatrics with an emphasis on homeopathy. She offers 20 years of clinical experience and a warm, comfortable, child-friendly practice.
By Raymond and Olga Klein who promote a proactive approach to understanding what fuels our immune system.
A study on Acetaminophen use and the MMR vaccine published in 2008 in Autism journal. This preliminary study found that acetaminophen use after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination was associated with autistic disorder.
A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2006.
“Our findings suggest that taking more acetaminophen may be associated with increasing allergic symptoms in children.”
“Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen ― a drug considered safe in pregnancy ― may raise the risk for behavioral problems in children, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and hyperkinetic disorder (HKD), a severe form of ADHD, new research suggests.”
Published in JAMA Pediatrics in 2014.
“Maternal acetaminophen use during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk for HKDs and ADHD-like behaviors in children. Because the exposure and outcome are frequent, these results are of public health relevance but further investigations are needed.”
Evidence that Increased Acetaminophen use in Genetically Vulnerable Children Appears to be a Major Cause of the Epidemics of Autism, Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity, and Asthma
Journal of Restorative Medicine, 2013.
“It appears that the marked increase in the rate of autism, asthma, and attention deficit with hyperactivity throughout much of the world may be largely caused by the marked increase in the use of acetaminophen in genetically and/or metabolically susceptible children, and the use of acetaminophen by pregnant women. Toxicity of acetaminophen may cause autism by overloading the defective sulfating pathway…”
Did Acetaminophen provoke the Autism epidemic? by Peter Good. Published in the Alternative Medicine Review. A 9 page article which states:
Acetaminophen taken during pregnancy may provoke autism present at birth; acetaminophen given after birth (e.g., for vaccine reactions) may provoke autistic regression.
Please share any links you have that help give more understanding to the harmful potential of Acetaminophen.