What is Zofran?
Expecting mothers take numerous precautions during pregnancy to ensure a healthy baby. However, your doctor may have prescribed Zofran in “off-label” use to treat morning sickness. “Off-label” means a drug is used for a condition or age group for which it hasn’t been approved. First approved by the FDA in 1991, Zofran, also known by its generic name, Ondansetron, was used to treat nausea and vomiting for chemotherapy patients only. The medication blocks nausea and vomiting signals sent to the brain.
However, many OB/GYNs have prescribed the medication off-label to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. The drug is not approved for use during pregnancy to treat morning sickness and multiple studies have noted an association between Zofran use and cardiac malformation and oral clefts in the first trimester. The Centers for Disease Control published a report showing that women who took Zofran during their first trimester doubled the risk of their baby being born with birth defects.
Dangers of Zofran:
Has your child suffered from serious birth defects due to intake of Zofran while pregnant? Call us now if you took Zofran during pregnancy and your child was born with:
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
- Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
- Heart Defect
- Cleft Palate
- Cleft Lip
Your Potential Zofran Claim
In recent news, the makers of Zofran paid a massive fine to settle charges that it encouraged doctors to prescribe the drug to pregnant women. If you were prescribed Zofran while pregnant and your child was born with a birth defect, you deserve financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and emotional trauma. Your child has important legal rights and we can aid in your child’s claim. Don’t hesitate call Raizner Slania for a free confidential consultation. We will not charge a fee until we successfully resolve your child’s case.