Did You Take Zofran During Your First Trimester?
Was Your Baby Born With Cleft Palate
or a Congenital Heart Defect?
Zofran Side Effects
Zofran is an anti-nausea medication that has been prescribed off-label during pregnancy and has been associated with birth defects in babies, including cleft lip and palate and heart defects. The FDA has issued safety warnings about deadly heart problems, such as abnormal heart rhythm called Torsade de Pointes.
What is Zofran?
Zofran (ondansetron), created GlaxoSmithKline, is a drug used to reduce nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy. It is also used in lower doses to patients after surgery. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1991. Zofran is a 5-HT3 serotonin receptor inhibitor.
Zofran and Pregnancy
Zofran has been prescribed by doctors for off-label uses, to prevent vomiting and nausea for pregnant women in their first trimester. The first trimester of pregnancy is a critical time for fetal development, which is when many birth defects occur. Zofran was not approved by the FDA for morning sickness. Zofran was linked to a 30% increased risk of birth defects and twice the risk of heart defects according to a study out of Denmark in August 2013.
Zofran Pregnancy Side Effects
Some side effects of the drug include heart defects, birth defects, Atrial septal defect, heart murmur, cleft lip, cleft palate, jaundice, kidney defects, life-threatening complications, chest pain, ventricular, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, Torsades de Pointes, fatigue, headaches, fever, diarrhea, constipation and more.
FDA Warnings for Zofran
The FDA issued a warning in September 2011 about the side effects Zofran can cause during a pregnancy. The company updated the label to warn about QT interval prolongation, Torsades de Pointes and Serotonin Syndrome. It is important to have one of our Zofran lawyers on your side.
Do I have a Zofran Lawsuit?
We are accepting Zofran induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or a loved one has a child that was born with birth defects after taking Zofran, contact one of our attorneys experienced in understanding Zofran side effects at (877) 978-0169.