FDA Zofran® Pregnancy WarningOctober 24, 2014
FDA Warns Against Zofran® Use in Pregnancy
The FDA has issued an updated warning against Zofran – Ondansetran, use in pregnancy. Zofran is a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist approved by the FDA for preventing nausea and vomiting with cancer chemotherapy patients, but its off-label use to treat morning sickness nausea and vomiting in pregnancy that is causing concerns among some medical experts.
This Zofran warning is based on recent medical studies regarding Zofran use induring the first and second trimesters of pregnancy and congenital cardiac malformations / Zofran heart defects , oral clefts (Zofran cleft lip and Zofran cleft palate in babies born to mothers taking Zofran. The FDA has cautioned Doctors about prescribing Zofran to pregnant women until its safety on the fetus is better known.
Many Zofran pregnancy side effects from our current 100+ clients include: Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defects, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) or Vessels, Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA), Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), gastrochesis, club foot, holes in heart walls, bad heart valves and spina bifida and other neural tube defects and a number of deaths after birth.
FDA Zofran® Warning of Heart Rhythm Problems
In 2011 the FDA alerted healthcare professionals and Zofran patients of an ongoing safety review and labeling changes for the anti-nausea drug Zofran (ondansetron), that it may increase the risk of developing prolongation of the QT interval of the electrocardiogram, which can often lead to an abnormal and potentially fatal heart rhythm, including a condition called Torsade de Pointes.
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