Women who have taken Zofran within the first eight weeks of pregnancy received
Zofran prophylactically, or intravenously, may be placed at an unnecessary
risk. Zofran, also known by its generic form, ondansetron, has been given
to women suffering from nausea due to morning sickness. The most affected
may be those who have experienced very strong morning sickness symptoms
with their previous children. Because the FDA has not approved Zofran
to alleviate morning sickness, it has been causing a stir ever since the
link between the drug and birth defects was discovered.
Zofran Linked to Birth Defects
Doctors, pharmacists, and drug makers all have the responsibility of ensuring
patient safety. Unfortunately, drug makers have a particular interest
in creating the drugs quickly and maximizing their profits, and this comes
at a cost to the patients. Zofran, in particular, was not intended to
be used as a morning sickness treatment but has been prescribed “off-label”
in the past.
Some of the most common birth defects that have resulted from taking Zofran include:
- Cleft lip/cleft palate
- Musculoskeletal anomalies
- Heart murmurs
- Atrial septal defect (ASD)
- Ventricular septal defect (VDS)
Because of the complications associated with Zofran, you may be considering
what the next steps should be. Some families are considering lawsuits
to obtain restitution for any injuries, harm, or birth defects that their
child has suffered. Feel free to discuss your options and find counsel
with our Birmingham injury lawyer with regards to this matter.
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