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Zofran is a prescription medication used to treat nausea by blocking serotonin, a natural substance in the body that causes vomiting. While this medication may provide effective treatment, research suggests it is considered a dangerous drug since it is linked to birth defects. If you took Zofran while pregnant and your child was born with a serious birth defect, contact the defective drug lawyers from Kelley/Uustal today.
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If your child was born with a serious medical complication, such as a cardiovascular condition or cleft lip, Kelley/Uustal can help you fight to recover the money you need to cover medical costs, missed wages, ongoing medical care, and other financial / non-economic losses linked to your child’s medical needs. For additional information, contact our office today.
Birth Defects Linked to Zofran
Like most prescription medications, Zofran causes a variety of side effects. These include headache, fever, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and muscle spasms. In addition to common side effects, Zofran can lead to these severe birth defects if taken while pregnant:
- Heart defects such as:
- Atrial septal defect (ASD)- hole in the heart
- Ventricular septal defect (VSD)- hole between two lower chambers of the heart
- Heart murmur
- Kidney malformation or missing kidney
- Deformed skull
- Limb defect
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Fetal growth restriction
- Fetal death
According to studies, women who take Zofran while pregnant are 30%more likely to deliver a child with a birth defect.
A Brief History of Zofran (Ondansetron)
Zofran (also known by its generic name, ondansetron) is an anti-nausea medication developed that entered the U.S. market in 1991. Generic brands were made available in 2006. At the time Zofran was introduced for widespread medical use in the United States, medical experts knew that it caused a variety of mild to moderate side effects, including headaches and lightheadedness.
Over time, doctors discovered a possible link between Zofran and other complications, such as severe birth defects. In 2013, researchers noticed a 200% increase in the number of heart-related defects in children whose mothers took Zofran in the first trimester of pregnancy. If you suspect that Zofran is responsible for your child’s birth defect, now is time to contact the drug attorneys at Kelley/Uustal today.