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Acetaminophen and Early Childhood Asthma

January 7, 2014

Previous studies have shown an association between Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, etc.) and asthma symptoms in children. A more recent study looked at how giving acetaminophen to an infant could increase their risk of childhood asthma.

The researchers found that “acetaminophen in infancy is associated with early childhood asthma.” While the asthma symptoms appear to have resolved by age 7, the study suggests “further prospective clinical studies are needed to confirm this independent association.”

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