Approved to treat nausea in chemotherapy and surgery patients by the FDA, Zofran was also prescribed off-label by doctors to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. The FDA never approved Zofran for use during pregnancy and in 2012, GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of this drug, paid $2 billion to resolve its civil liabilities which included the off-label promotion of Zofran.
Recent studies have shown that taking Zofran while pregnant doubles the risk of heart defects and increases the risk of major malformation by 30%.
Possible Risks Due to Zofran Include:
- Heart Defects
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
- Kidney Defects
If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy, resulting in a birth defect or dangerous complication, remember it is not your fault. The manufacturers failed to warn about potential risks. Don’t suffer in silence; let your voice be heard. Contact our firm today at 713-275-6990 or toll-free at 800-215-8385 for a free case evaluation.
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