Safety of Paracetamol in pregnancy

The use of paracetamol has recently been linked to behavioural problems in children.

The Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has released a statement which states that the lead researcher of this study Dr Stergiakouli has said, “Paracetamol is still considered safe to use during pregnancy. There is a risk of not treating fever or pain during pregnancy, and this should be carefully weighed against any potential harm to the offspring.”

The Statement further says,”There is a significant body of evidence to support the safe use of paracetamol during pregnancy.”

So pregnant women should be reassured that if there was a clinical indication, it is safe to use paracetamol during pregnancy.