Use May Increase Risk of Birth Defects

by | Dec 3, 2015 | Dangerous Medical Drugs |

If you are in the first trimester of pregnancy and have been prescribed the drug to treat nausea and vomiting, your baby could be at risk for serious birth defects. This is because has not been approved for use in pregnant women.

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has only been approved by the FDA to treat nausea and vomiting in patients who have undergone chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. Despite this, the maker of has encouraged doctors to prescribe the drug for off-label uses, such as morning sickness.

Several case studies have been done that have linked use with birth defects. These defects include mental problems, physical deformities, cardiac defects, and more. See our page to find out other ways infants have been affected be use during the first trimester.

The attorneys at Brayton Purcell LLP want to ensure that the maker and seller of is held accountable for failing to warn new mothers and families about the serious risks associated with taking the drug while pregnant. If you or someone you love has given birth to a baby with defects after taking during pregnancy, do not hesitate to contact our offices today.

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