Zofran lawyers at Arentz Law Group, P.C. are currently working with individuals who suffered injury, harm, or the wrongful death of a loved one due to Zofran side effects.  Zofran is an anti-nausea medication that can lead to a potentially lethal abnormal heart rhythm.  If you or a loved one has suffered heart problems while taking Zofran, you could be entitled to substantial compensation.  Contact a Zofran lawyer today to learn more about your rights in a free legal consultation.

What is Zofran?

Approved by the FDA in 1992, Zofran is an oral medication given to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.  Made by GlaxoSmithCline, Zofran is a member of the 5-HT3 receptor antagonist family of drugs which block the action of serotonin, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and has been known to trigger nausea and vomiting.

On June29, 2012, GlaxoSmithCline updated Zofran warnings to include the risk of heart arrhythmias.  They also removed 32-mg single does from the drug label.  On December 4, 2012, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication warning that the 32-mg dose of Zofran will no longer be sold because of the risk of potentially fatal cardiovascular side effects.

Zofran Side Effects

According to the FDA, Zofran can increase the chance that a patient will develop abnormal changes in the electricity of his or her heart, and this can result in potentially deadly heart rhythms known as Torsades de Pointes.  Symptoms of Zofran heart problems include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Pounding in the chest
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Light-headedness

In addition to the risk of heart arrhythmia, Zofran has also been known to cause the following side effects:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Shivering
  • Agitation or anxiety
  • Feeling like you may faint
  • Urinating less than usual
  • Blurred vision
  • Temporary vision lost
  • Slow heart rate
  • Difficulty breathing

Contact a Zofran Lawyer

If you or a loved one has developed a heart rhythm problem after taking Zofran, you could be entitled to substantial compensation in a dangerous drug lawsuit.  Victims may be compensated for physical, emotional, and financial damages including the cost of medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  To learn about Zofran lawsuits, contact a Zofran attorney today to schedule a free legal consultation.

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