Zofran is used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused by chemotherapy or radiation in treating cancer. It also has been used off-label by pregnant women to treat morning sickness often leading to birth defects in babies including cleft palate, cleft lip and congenital heart defects.
Case Evaluation Criteria:
- Whether the patient was prescribed Zofran? Reason for prescription? (To prevent nausea and vomiting caused by surgery and medicines or off-label use – Pregnancy)
- Did the patient have any preexisting conditions, allergies or contraindications for Zofran? (eg Congenital long QT syndrome)
- Dosage and Intake details including duration of Zofran use (to be included under pharmacy log)