Zofran Side Effect: Diarrhea
Zofran (ondansetron hydrochloride) is a medication manufactured by the gigantic British pharmaceutical corporation GlaxoSmithKline and used to treat postoperative nausea and vomiting and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 and has since been the subject of much controversy and a number of lawsuits. Zofran has been linked to an array of side effects and even birth defects in the children of women who used the drug to ease morning sickness while pregnant (a use for which the FDA had never approved it). One side effect that has been reported by patients treated with Zofran is chronic diarrhea. While occasional diarrhea is not detrimental to one’s health, chronic diarrhea can cause dehydration, extreme weight loss, and anemia. Since people being treated with Zofran have just had surgery or are going through chemotherapy, dehydration, extreme weight loss, and anemia are much more dangerous to their health. Patients recovering from surgery or battling with cancer can’t afford the added strain of chronic diarrhea on their already compromised health.
If you have been prescribed Zofran and suffered chronic diarrhea or any other adverse side effect, you may have grounds for a lawsuit to recover medical bills and lost wages. You may also be able to collect compensation from Zofran’s manufacturer for damages such as pain and suffering, loss of career, and loss of joy of life, etc. But having a successful legal claim against a powerful corporation like GlaxoSmithKline is no easy task, which is why it is recommended that you have skilled representation by a qualified attorney. The attorneys at the law offices of Farah & Farah have been defending the rights of injury victims for over 35 years and will put their passion and knowledge behind your case. Call 1(800) 533-3555 for a free consultation.