Zofran® Congenital Heart Defects

January 2, 2015

Zofran® NOT Approved for Pregnant Women

Zofran an anti-nausea medicine often prescribed  to women for morning sickness and nausea. Zofran is not FDA approved to be used during pregnancy, but Doctors are prescribing it anyway. Zofran was originally FDA approved for chemotherapy patients and for surgery patients for nausea.  GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) had to pay approximately $2,000,000,000 in a civil law suit involving allegations that they pushed/ promoted  the drug Zofran to be prescribed to pregnant women.

Zofran Side Effects to a Baby

Zofran taken during pregnancy can cause serious side effects to some babies especially to the development to the baby’s heart during the first trimester. Zofran Pregnancy warnings exists due to recent studies have shown that Zofran can cross the placental barrier into fetal tissue in the first trimester of the baby in the womb and as such can affect cell and tissue development and placement. It is during the first trimester that the baby’s heart is developing and that heart defects and cardiac malformations are the most common. Zofran like antidepressants, anti-seizure medications and other meds, can affect the critical development of the heart and other vital tissue and organ growth of the developing fetus in the first trimester or first 3 months of pregnancy.

According to Zofran during Pregnancy studies in 2013 and 2104, there is a significant rise of cardiac malformations (heart defects) along with more cleft lip and cleft palate in these babies born to mothers taking Zofran during pregnancy.  Zofran heart defects can include septal defects , Atrial septal defects or hole in the heart wall, ventricular septal defects (VSD) total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR), double outlet right ventricle (DORV), and coarctation of the aorta (CoA) tetrology of fallot (ToF), hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), transposition of the great arteries (TGA or TOGA), transposition of the great vessels (TGV) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) among other heart development injuries.


Zofran® Heart & Birth Defects Lawsuit – Talk to Lawyer

If you took Zofran during pregnancy and later your child was born with a heart defect, cleft lip or cleft palate or other serious birth defect, then call for a Free & Confidential Zofran Lawsuit Evaluation.

Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer licensed in Texas and in New York with a National Presence with the Highest Peer Review Rating. All Zofran birth injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis and the client is never charged an attorney fee or any legal case expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

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