Zofran – May Lead to Birth Defects

Jul 31, 2018
  • What is Zofran?

    Zofran (also known by its generic name ondansetron) is a drug used to combat the symptoms of nausea that patients can experience while undergoing chemotherapy or after surgery.

    How Does it Work?

    The drug impedes serotonin in certain parts of the brain that can prompt nausea and vomiting.

    Who is Responsible?

    Created by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the pharmaceutical company began advertising the medication as a viable treatment option for dealing with morning sickness during a pregnancy from 2002 to 2004 . However, the drug has never been cleared for use for pregnant woman and there are no positive studies with pregnant women.

    FDA Reports

    The FDA has received at least 500 reports of birth defects that have been traced to the use of Zofran. Your child may have been affected by the use of Zofran during pregnancy if they were born with:

    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Cleft Lip
    • Cleft Palate
    • Kidney Malformation
    • Other Birth Defects.


    You may be entitled to receive compensation if you were a woman who used Zofran during pregnancy and your baby was born with serious health problems or physical malformations.

    Free Case Review

    Our experienced litigation attorneys are reviewing cases against the manufacturer of Zofran.

    Call our office at 303-999-9999 if you or a loved one was affected by the use of Zofran during pregnancy and is suffering.