Zofran a drug given to 1000’s of pregnant women for morning sickness and nausea, may be responsible for causing a rare congenital heart defects in unborn babies including a congenital defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries. Zofran was never approved by the FDA to be prescribed for pregnancy related nausea, but rather only for chemotherapy patients and surgical patients. Medical studies have shown that Zofran is causing a increased risks of heart defects and cleft lip and cleft palate. One of the more serious heart problems is Transposition of the Great Arteries also called Transposition of the Great Vessels or Transposition of the Greater Arteries (TGA).
Like the name implies the great arteries or vessels, namely the aorta and the pulmonary arteries are transposed. These are the two major arteries carrying blood away from the heart. These arteries are transposed form the normal alignment so that the aorta arises from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the left ventricle.
A transposition of the great arteries surgery is a major open heart surgery in which is necessary for the baby to survive, otherwise the heart will continue to circulate blood in the incorrect chambers, depriving the body of oxygen rich blood needed for live. A further complication for about 25% of the babies with Transposition of the Great Arteries, is that they also have a ventricular septal defect (VSD) that must be repaired as well.
Many mothers are asking what causes Transposition of the Great Arteries in their babies ? The answer may be what medicines was the mother prescribed during pregnancy. During pregnancy was the mother taking Zofran for morning sickness or any antidepressant like Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil or Effexor, then this may be the answer. The many drugs taken during pregnancy and especially Zofran taken during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause of Transposition of the Great Arteries in her child.
If you or a loved one took Zofran or any other drug during pregnancy and later your baby was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries, heart defect, cleft lip or cleft palate or other serious birth defect, then call for a Free & Confidential Birth Defect Lawsuit Evaluation.
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