Zofran Use During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Defects and Serious Illness in Newborns

Vomiting is a common symptom many women experience during the first trimester of pregnancy. For many years, pregnant women have received Zofran to treat these symptoms during the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy. In fact, this medication has consistently been administered early in the pregnancy when unborn fetuses are most susceptible to developing birth defects from prescription medications. As a result many infants have been born with:

  • Heart defects
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Other physical malformation
  • Kidney defects
  • Death
  • Jaundice

Zofran was never approved to treat morning sickness. The drug was approved by the FDA to relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery or following chemotherapy. GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zofran, encouraged doctors to use the drug to treat pregnant woman in an illegal practice known as "off label marketing".

We want to help you and your baby

  • If you experienced nausea and vomiting during your pregnancy and received medication to treat your symptoms
  • If your baby was born with a heart problem
  • If your baby was a cleft lip
  • If your baby was born with a cleft palate
  • If your baby was born with a serious health problem or malformation of the body

Tom Herren and Chuck Adams are personally meeting with parents who are caring for infants and children who have been injured by Zofran. We would love to talk with you.

Please call today 859-254-0024