Zofran Use During Pregnancy Can Harm the Fetus

Morning sick is no fun. Likewise, being nauseous is no fun for anyone, and although there are medications that can treat such unwanted side effects, some shouldn’t be taken during pregnancy. Furthermore, although the FDA approves Zofran for use in cancer and surgery patients the anti-nausea drug it is not meant to be used for pregnancy.

In addition, many women who took Zofran while in the first trimester of pregnancy are now facing the harsh reality that the drug contributed to their child’s birth defects. Such defects from Zofran include: cleft lip, cleft palate, heart defects.

Now, families of babies that were impacted by the negligence of Zofran makers are suing GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of the drug. Sadly, GSK knew the outcome of giving Zofran to pregnant patients. In addition during research and testing on animals, Zofran was shown to reach past the placental barrier and impact the fetus, which is something GSK ignored when promoting it to humans.

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