Pregnancy takes more acetaminophen, children easily diagnosed ADHD.
Paracetamol is the most commonly used drugs used to relieve pain during pregnancy, but a new study from New Zealand showed it increased the risk of hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in children. Research by the University of Auckland has just announced support a study by Denmark since the beginning of last year, about the relationship between common medications with behavioral disorders.
The study, led by Dr. John Thompson head, analysis of data from a works on 871 babies in Europe. The researchers analyzed the use of the drug acetaminophen, aspirin, drug resistance acids, antibiotics during pregnancy and then measure the behavioral problems and ADHD symptoms in children aged 7-11.
Almost half of mothers who participated in the study had used acetaminophen as paracetamol during pregnancy and their children are more at risk of experiencing behavioral problems ADHD and more. Other drugs are not significantly influence behavior.
“Detecting low-dose acetaminophen/paracetamol (determined by the number of weeks of exposure to drugs) can affect the behavior of seven years later is an alarming thing by medications used are very common in pregnant women,” Dr. Thompson said.
Research does not have data on whether ADHD symptoms may continue until puberty in children if the parents each have ADHD. The study also did not mention the impact of any type and pregnancy at any stage when the mother using paracetamol.
“Need more research to provide a more accurate assessment of the risk and consequences of the use of medications during pregnancy,” Dr. Thompson said.
ADHD affects 10% of students in New Zealand. It is neurological development disorders, the most common in this age group.
Therefore, in case mother wants to have child, she should have careful check with doctor to ensure that she will not have negative impacts on her child in the future.