Are you currently pregnant and taking Zofran?
A mother’s worry tends to set in as soon as the pregnancy test comes back positive. You’re concerned about having that cup of regular instead of decaf, the sushi you grabbed for lunch a few days prior, and the glass of wine you had with dinner.
There’s no question being pregnant is simultaneously a joyful and worrisome experience. During your pregnancy, what you don’t put into your body matters just as much as what you do put into your body, especially for your baby’s health. A teratogen is an agent such as drugs, medications, infections, or chemicals causing birth defects or harm to a fetus. Zofran, an antiemetic medication, is potentially linked to birth defects including cleft lip, cleft palate, and congenital heart defect (CHD).
We’ve received calls from many individuals who are currently pregnant and taking Zofran for their morning sickness. If you are currently pregnant and taking Zofran, we urge you to speak with your doctor about the potential risk of birth defects linked with Zofran during your first trimester of pregnancy. It’s important to have a discussion with your healthcare professional about how best to manage your symptoms and finding a safe treatment for you and your baby. There are other medications approved by the FDA for morning sickness, such as Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride).
If you took Zofran during your first trimester of pregnancy, and have a child with birth defects, contact us for a free case consultation. We will discuss your legal options regarding your potential case.