A group of researchers is calling for greater caution in the use of paracetamol during pregnancy.
Paracetamol, commonly known as acetaminophen or APAP, is the most common drug ingredient in America, according to The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition.
The organization notes that it is the active ingredient in more than 600 pain-relieving medications, including Tylenol.
Acetaminophen, an external analgesic, works as a pain reliever for mild to moderate pain and as a fever reducer.
However, in a new study and consensus statement published Thursday in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology, an international group of experts urged precautionary action through focused research efforts and by raising awareness.
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