Zofran Drug Lawsuits: Birth Defects, Heart Murmurs
Zofran (ondansetron) is a medication to treat nausea. It is an FDA approved drug from GlaxoSmithKline that blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea and vomiting.
It is commonly given to individuals undergoing chemotherapy for cancer or just after surgery. It has proven to be an effective medication for this purpose. However, it has been found to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women.
Zofran works by blocking serotonin, a chemical that acts on the nerves in the gut to produce feelings of pain and nausea. It also increases the speed of food leaving the gut to reduce nausea and vomiting. But there have been reports of several birth defects caused by serotonin.
Women in the first trimester of pregnancy commonly experience nausea, also known as morning sickness. For some women, it is particularly severe, and that condition is know is hyperemesis gravidarum. The manufacturer has been encouraging doctors to prescribe it off-label to pregnant women with nausea.
The birth defects include musculoskeletal problems, kidney malformations, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), mouth deformities, jaundice, and heart defects. There have been cases where the fetus has died. Lawsuits are being contemplated against the pharmaceutical company who manufactured this dangerous drug and promoted its off-label use in pregnant women.
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