Zofran (ondansetron) is a prescription drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for
treatment of nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing cancer treatment
or certain surgeries. Many doctors also prescribed Zofran for a variety
of off-label conditions. Some prescribed the drug for morning sickness
in pregnant women.
Birth Injury Risks
The FDA has revealed infants born to mothers who took Zofran while pregnant,
in order to treat morning sickness, may be at risk of severe birth defects.
The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System—a database of side effects—indicates
Zofran may lead to certain birth defects, including:
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
- Heart Defects
- Kidney Problems
Developing fetuses are most vulnerable during the first trimester of pregnancy.
This is also when reports of morning sickness are most common among expectant
mothers. As a result, the first trimester is when a pregnant woman is
most likely to be prescribed drugs like Zofran.
In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline paid a $3 billion settlement after the U.S. Department
of Justice (DOJ) determined the company had promoted Zofran for off-label
uses. If you took Zofran for morning sickness and your child was born
with birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have suffered harm after taking Zofran, trust Carter Mario Law Firm
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