Is Zofran causing birth defects?
Zofran, also known as Ondansetron, is a popular anti-nausea drug that is frequently prescribed to women suffering from severe morning sickness. Its efficacy is undeniable – Zofran is extremely potent in helping women with their nausea and vomiting. Many women report that Zofran was the only way they were able to weather their nine months of pregnancy. However, a number of studies have implicated Zofran in causing birth defects in children. A recent Toronto Star investigation further illustrates the potential dangers of taking Zofran while pregnant.
In fact, at least 20 Canadian women treated with Zofran during pregnancy experienced serious side effects, including two infant deaths and multiple cases of bodily deformities.
In 2011, a study suggested that Zofran doubles the chances of babies being born with a cleft palate. Another disturbing study was released in 2013.
Further, Zofran isn’t approved for use during pregnancy. Despite this, many doctors prescribe the drug with full knowledge of its potential side effects on unborn children.
At Pink Stork, our treatment philosophy avoids prescription drugs like Zofran. We believe that natural products are most beneficial for helping women with their nausea. Most importantly, our products help women avoid negative pregnancy outcomes.