Saturday, May 31, 2014

74% of Respondents had Acetaminophen Right Before or Right After Vacinations

In the survey that was sent to customers, 87% of the loved ones with Autism
currently take or did take Acetaminophen once or more per month.

74% of the respondents said that their loved one with Autism took Acetaminophen right before or right after vaccinations.  75% of the mothers took Acetaminophen at least once a month during pregnancy.

While acetaminophen has not been tied to Autism, there are some coincidences that can't be dismissed. 

In 1980 aspirin was tied to Reyes syndrome which increased the sales of Acetaminophen from $400 million in the early 80's to $2.6 trillion in 2008.  The increase in Acetaminophen use and the rise of Autism could be just bad timing, but one can't help but raise and eyebrow.  

In Cuba the rate of Autism is 298 times lower than in the US.  Acetaminophen is banned in Cuba, but the drug Metamizole is prescribed if the child presents with a fever after vaccines.  Metamizole is used in many countries but is banned in the US because it may cause agranulocytosis.   

Other interesting stats from the survey -
82% were male
98% of the respondents have been vaccinated

Autism is a mental condition that usually presents itself in early childhood.  It is usually characterized by lack of communication, trouble with social behaviors and abstract concepts.  


  1. Just curious, what percent of children without autism had Tylenol with a vaccine? What percent of other moms took Tylenol during their pregnancy? Seems to me there may be no statistical correlation. And yes, I'm the mom if two kids. One with autism, the other without. And I treated my kids vaccines the same way. I bet 70% of moms of children with children ate white bread. Therefore there is a link between white bread an autism. Not that Tylenol is good. It isn't. It may be as well that in cuba high functioning autism isn't diagnosed, or that low functioning people with autism are just given an intellectually disabled label. there a lot missing before a correlation can be established.

  2. There are now two well done prospective cohort studies showing an association between prenatal use of acetaminophen and adverse neurodevelopment. The first by Brandlistuen et al. 2013 found a 70% increase in behavioral and motor problems and double the risk of communication in 3 year olds. These are autism phenotypes. The second by Liews et al. 2014 found increased risk of ADHD and behavioral problems in 7 year olds.