Zofran may Harm Developing Fetus If Taken During Pregnancy

by Kathy Jones on  February 28, 2013 at 6:58 PM Drug News
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A large study conducted in Denmark has found no evidence that popular anti-nausea drug Zofran will harm babies if taken during pregnancy.

Around 10 percent of expectant mothers suffer from morning sickness, including nausea and vomiting, which requires prescription medicine.
 Zofran may Harm Developing Fetus If Taken During Pregnancy
Zofran may Harm Developing Fetus If Taken During Pregnancy

Zofran is a popular anti-nausea drug that is often recommended for such women though a study recent suggested that it increased the risk of babies being born with cleft palate if taken by pregnant women.

However a Danish Medical Research Council funded study looked at more than 600,000 did not find any evidence that the drug increases the risk of a major birth defect. Around 1,970 women of the 608,385 pregnancies analyzed by the study took Zofran. The study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Source: Medindia

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