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To people suffering nausea—like pregnant women and chemotherapy patients—the drug Zofran seemed like a dream come true. Zofran, also known as ondansetron, works by blocking certain chemicals in the body related to vomiting. It’s a popular drug for those going through radiation therapy and surgery and has even been found to help those who have gastroenteritis.
Like many other medications, Zofran has side effects. Some, such as headache, tiredness, constipation and itchiness, might reasonably be determined worth it for the relief from nausea Zofran offers. But there’s one side effect that many pregnant mothers have found which is not only unacceptable but was also not disclosed to them—and that is the link between Zofran and congenital birth defects.
Zofran was not tested on pregnant women
It’s doubtful that any mother would put her baby in harm’s way simply to avoid nausea experienced during pregnancy. But because Zofran was not tested on pregnant women, millions of mothers and physicians had no idea that they were doing exactly that when they took or prescribed Zofran.
There’s no question that Zofran was found to be effective in controlling pregnancy nausea and morning sickness, but this was not a course of treatment that Zofran was studied for, and as a result it’s not something that manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline should have encouraged as an off-label treatment. In the past, the company has already paid out billions for illegal drug marketing, including for the off-label promotion of Zofran as a morning sickness drug.
Zofran Birth Defect Lawyer Referral
If you or someone you care about has used Zofran while pregnant, you need a lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of fighting dangerous drug cases. No drugs should be used during pregnancy until the Food and Drug Administration has deemed them safe. By working with a qualified, experienced attorney, you can show drug makers that you won’t accept them putting your children in this kind of danger. Contact Pravati Legal Networks today and see how our proprietary, proven lawyer referral system can help you find a Zofran attorney that has the experience needed to win your case—and who won’t get paid until they do.