Paracetamol in Pregnancy - Possible ADHD Link

Pregnant abdomen illustrating article on possible link between paracetamol use in pregnancy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Dsiorder

A new study from Auckland has suggested a possible link between taking paracetamol in pregnancy and the later development of ADHD.

This is consistent with findings in an earlier study in Denmark and has triggered a review of the status of Paracetamol in pregnancy by Medsafe, the government agency that licences medication for use in New Zealand.

The study was published in the PLOS One journal and is available free for public perusal.

 Though mildly worrying, neither the study published this week, nor the previous study have sufficient power to determine whether this is a real effect or simply co-incidence. 

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