Was your baby born with severe birth defects after you took Zofran?
Zofran is labeled as Pregnancy Risk Category B, meaning there is no evidence of risk to humans. Many mothers took this assurance to mean the drug was safe, but multiple studies show evidence to the contrary. Because Glaxo never proved the drug was safe, the FDA never gave an approval to market the drug to pregnant women. Regardless, Glaxo continued to advertise its anti-emetic for morning sickness.
Some mothers found out too late about the dangers of the drug. In studies and lawsuits filed by mothers and families of injured babies, a number of side effects are linked to the medication, including:
|Birth Defects Linked to Zofran|
|Mental problems||Physical deformities||Hearing Loss|
|Vision problems||Heart defects||Abnormal blood pressure|
|Stomach problems||Cleft lip||Cleft palate|
|Club foot||Webbed toes||Skull deformities|
This occurs when too much serotonin is present in the body. This is a serious condition that can be life-threatening. Symptoms include high fever, irregular heartbeat, seizures and unconsciousness.
Zofran can affect the electricity in the heart, causing erratic heartbeats that can be fatal.
|Other serious side effects include:|
|Blurry vision||Shortness of breath|
|Loss of consciousness||Chest pain|
|Hives or rash||Swelling|
|More common side effects of Zofran are:|