What is Zofran Used For?
Zofran was developed to help cancer patients fight nausea during chemotherapy or surgery. It was not intended to be used by pregnant women to help with morning sickness but many doctors have prescribed this drug for this off-label use. In 2012, the manufacture of Zofran reached a $3 Billion settlement with the US Justice Department over its off label promotion of several drugs including Zofran.
Zofran Use During Pregnancy
Although Zofran has been shown to be effective in preventing morning sickness (nausea) in pregnant women, it was never approved for this purpose and in fact the FDA has warned that Zofran can cause serious birth defects including:
- Heart Defects
- Cleft Palate
- Cleft Lip
- Breathing Difficulties
Many women are not aware of these potential risks.
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