Used as a nausea drug, Zofran (ondansetron) has been prescribed to women in their first trimester of pregnancy. While Zofran is quite effective at treating nausea, serious side effects and possible birth defects have been linked the use of Zofran during pregnancy. Since morning sickness is associated with the first trimester, the drug is commonly prescribed for extreme nausea during the fetus’ most critical stage of development.
Birth Defects Associated with Zofran
Common birth defects associated with Zofran use during pregnancy include (but are not limited to):
- Cleft Palate (Double the Chance)
- Cleft Lip
- Other Deformities of the Mouth
- Fetal Growth Restriction
- Kidney Defects
- Musculoskeletal Defects & Abnormalities
- Heart Defects (Atrial Septal Defect, Ventricular Septal Defect, Heart Murmur)
Zofran Side Effects Lawsuits
There have been numerous lawsuits filed due to the harmful side effects of Zofran, but time is running out. If you or someone you know has been prescribed Zofran during pregnancy, contact Handler Henning & Rosenberg right away for a free consultation. We have litigated a large number of defective or harmful drugs on behalf of our clients. We do not back down from a fight with large pharmaceutical companies, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.