Zofran Birth Defects
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An antiemetic drug is used to combat nausea and vomiting, typically due to motion sickness, post surgery nausea, queasiness as a result of chemotherapy or anesthesia and in some cases, morning sickness. A common antiemetic is Zofran (generic: Ondansetron), however, the drug does have side effects.
The most alarming side effect is birth defects. Zofran has been given to pregnant women to combat morning sickness (nausea during pregnancy). Morning sickness occurs most often in the first months of pregnancy and, despite its name, can occur during any time of the day. Zofran has been prescribed by doctors to pregnant women, but recent studies suggest the drug increases the risk of birth defects.
Approved in 1991, Zofran was designed by GlaxoSmithKline to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer patients or after surgery (Zofran works by affecting the brain’s serotonin levels); however, doctors have prescribed it to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, even though it is a Category B medication for pregnancy, meaning Zofran has not been proven “safe” to use during pregnancy.
Possible birth defects caused by Zofran include:
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Cleft Palate
- Kidney Malformation
- Skeletal Defects
- Fetal Growth Restriction
- Spontaneous Abortion
Zofran has been known to cause irregularity in heart rhythms
Which Can Cause:
- Shortness of Breath
There Is Hope
Monetary damages awarded to those injured by medications like Zofran may include:
- Coverage of Medical Costs
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
In some cases, victims receive punitive damages, which are intended to punish the company for consciously promoting or selling unsafe medicine.
When products like Zofran prove to have serious dangers connected to them, you might start to wonder who you can trust. We at the Eshelman Legal Group wish to see that you receive compensation if major companies choose to sell you defective products that leave you in serious danger. For that reason, if you experienced serious injury after using Zofran, make sure to contact the Eshelman Legal Group for attorneys that you can trust.
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FDA Warnings Regarding Zofran
Warning Update - Zofran Birth Defects
( The following is a direct article from the official FDA website ) The Food and Drug Administration issued a updated warning in regards to Zofran Birth Defects.
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