The side effects of acetaminophen are a little more complicated than an upset tummy.
A recent study of 20,000 kids in Spain shows that even a single does per year significantly increases the risk of allergies and asthma. Children 6-7 years of age that receive the medicine only once a year are 70% more likely to develop asthma. And Kids given the medication once a month have an increase risk of 540%.
In America, we give it to our kdis before they leave the hospital and every time they sneeze! The only discussion on the side effects of acetaminophen are whether or not it’s flavored with Bubble Gum or Cherry Grape, in a pill or gel capsule.
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