Zofran (ondansetron) was approved to treat nausea during chemotherapy and following surgery by blocking serotonin in the areas of the brain that trigger nausea and vomiting.
Between 2002 and 2004, Zofran’s manufacturer began promoting it for the treatment of morning sickness during pregnancy, even though the drug has not been approved for pregnant women and there had been no studies of the side effects in pregnant women. The FDA has received nearly 500 reports of birth defects linked to Zofran. Birth defect risks include cleft palate and septal heart defects.
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