Zofran, also known by its generic name, Ondansetron, is a prescription medication that can be prescribed to women in their first trimester for nausea and vomiting. Recent studies indicate this drug comes with serious side effects to both mother and infant.
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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), taking Zofran while pregnant can potentially lead to serious birth defects, yet many doctors still prescribe it. Even worse, since morning sickness is most often associated with the first trimester of pregnancy, women prescribed Zofran are taking it during a crucial developmental period for their baby.
The most common types of birth defects are:
- Heart defects
- Cleft palate
- Atrial septal defect ("hole in the heart")
- Musculosketal anomaly
In 2012, the manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plead guilty to charges filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. They paid $3 billion dollars to resolve fraud charges related to marketing and sales practices of several drugs, including Zofran and admitted to promoting off-label use of Zofran to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
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