Tylenol is the most reached for medicine by today’s parents for young children when discomfort or fever strikes. And it’s use is frequently encouraged by many pediatricians. Tylenol is the generic trade name in the U.S. whereas Paracetamol is the name in the UK, both known as acetaminophen.
Now, a major peer-reviewed study of over 20,000 children in the European Journal of Public Health suggests that giving this popular medicine, even as infrequently as once per year, leads to a high chance of those children developing permanent, life-threatening asthma.
I will get to the study in a moment, but first:
A reader challenged this statement after I published it writing, “I find it really hard to believe that giving Tylenol once per year could have life-threatening health effect? What dose did they give? too much? pre-existing liver disease? IDK, but you would think that millions of kids would be effected if this were true. Show me the data.”
Not to appear feisty, but here is the hard data:…