SILVER SPRING, Md. — Zofran has reportedly been named the 16th most dangerous drug on the market.
Using data from the Food and Drug Administration for 2004 through 2015, HealthGrove looked at the 150 drugs involved in the highest number of adverse reactions and ranked them by the percent of these reactions classified as serious.
Zofran, a medication used to treat nausea, ranked No. 16 with 36,000-plus adverse reactions, including 85 percent of which were deemed severe.
Zofran has been proven effective and safe for chemotherapy patients. However, Zofran’s drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline, aggressively markets Zofran as a treatment for serious NVP (nausea and vomiting during pregnancy).
According to a recent survey that examined ten years’ worth of data compiled by the Food and Drug Administration, one third of Americans mix and match drugs to treat symptoms, without a doctor’s knowledge or approval. In addition, one in 10 people admit they do not entirely read the warning labels, and one in five admit they ingest a higher than recommended dosage.
The statistics apply to both prescribed and over-the-counter medications.
Cytoxan, Orapred, Avastin, Rituxan, and Clozaril are the most dangerous available drugs based on the percentage of severe reactions, according to the study.
Zofran Drug Lawsuits
Ondansetron is a powerful drug that blocks neurotransmitters that cause nausea and vomiting, and the medicine has been proven effective and safe for chemotherapy patients.
According to a recent study in the Toronto Star, at least 20 Canadian women treated with ondansetron for vomiting in pregnancy experienced serious suspected side-effects, including two infant deaths and multiple cases of newborns with heart defects and kidney malformations.
Zofran’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline, aggressively markets Zofran as a treatment for serious NVP (nausea and vomiting during pregnancy), even though ondansetron has not been tested or approved for use by pregnant women.
Doctors theorize that the powerful serotonin inhibitors are dangerous for a developing fetus, resulting in birth defects like:
- Cleft Palate: These defects, when serious, require almost immediate corrective surgery, whether the baby is ready for it or not.
- Heart Defects: Since internal organs are among the first body parts to form, they are exposed to Zofran for an extended length of time.
Canada’s Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends that Zofran be used only as a last resort to treat NVP.
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