Long-Term Use of Tylenol During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Autism, ADHD. Researchers say pregnant women who use acetaminophen products for four weeks or more can increase their unborn child’s risk of autism and ADHD. Acetaminophen is one of the most common treatments used by pregnant women for pain and fever.
How much Tylenol can a pregnant woman take daily?
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is generally safe to use during pregnancy, although you should consult your doctor first. You can take as much as two extra-strength tablets, 500 milligrams each, every four hours, up to four times a day. Maximum consumption per day should be limited to 4,000 mg or less.
Can Tylenol cause birth defects?
Conclusion: Single-ingredient-acetaminophen use during the first trimester does not appear to increase the risk of major birth defects. It may decrease the risk of selected malformations when used for a febrile illness.
What can Tylenol do to a fetus?
According to the consensus statement, some research suggests that exposure to acetaminophen during pregnancy — particularly high doses or frequent use — potentially increases risk for early puberty in girls, or male fertility problems such as low sperm count.
Can Tylenol cause miscarriage?
Miscarriage can occur in any pregnancy. Based on available studies, taking acetaminophen at the recommended doses is unlikely to increase the chance for miscarriage.
How long can you take Tylenol while pregnant?
They also say that it’s important to remember that pain and fever during pregnancy can harm the developing fetus and doctors still consider acetaminophen safe for short-term use (one week or less) during pregnancy.