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The Link Between Tylenol During Pregnancy and Lower Testosterone in Boys
June 6th, 2015

The Link Between Taking Tylenol During and Lower Testosterone in Boys

New research has unveiled a link between taking Tylenol during pregnancy and lower testosterone in boys.  According to a Fox News web publication, pregnant women who take the painkiller regularly for long periods of time may put their unborn male child’s testosterone levels at risk, which could lead to possible reproductive issues in adulthood.

Tylenol or paracetamol and also known as acetaminophen is commonly utilized to offset pain and reduce fever on a routine basis during all stages of pregnancy.  However, the correlation between lower testosterone and Tylenol consumption during pregnancy has led medical professionals to advise women take the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time to avoid reproductive complications.  It has also been noted that reduced exposure to testosterone during gestation may also cause testicular cancer and undescended testicles.

The same study was also cited in an article published by Today’s Parent, which involves the grafting of human testicular tissue onto mice.  The mice were segmented into two groups.  One group was given a dose of paracetamol/Tylenol for 24 hours and the other given the drug for seven days.  The group representing Tylenol consumption for 24 hours appeared to have no effect on testosterone production, while those consuming Tylenol for seven days experienced lower testosterone levels by up to 45 percent!  It is important to speak to your doctor about additional questions you may have while consuming medication during pregnancy and even while nursing.

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