Serophene is a “Pregnancy Category X” drug that has been linked to higher rates of many birth defects in the heart, brain, skull, abdomen, and more.
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Serophene Birth Defects
The active ingredient in Serophene is clomiphene citrate, also known as Clomid. It helps women with ovarian dysfunction get pregnant by stimulating the release of an egg.
Unfortunately, Serophene may also increase the risk of birth defects if it is used during the first few weeks of pregnancy or up to 2 months before conception. The problem is that most women don’t know they are pregnant during the first month of pregnancy. It also remains active in a woman’s body for at least a month.
Our attorneys are investigating lawsuits involving:
- Neural tube defects (spina bifida)
- Heart defects
- Skull defects
- Gastrointestinal defects (omphalocele)
- Cleft lip/palate
- Limb defects
- And more
Study Finds Tripled Risk of Birth Defects
Birth defects were three-times more common in babies when their mothers used clomiphene at home to stimulate ovulation, according to a study published in May 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CDC Issues Warning for Birth Defect Risk
In November 2010, the journal Human Reproduction published a study involving women who used clomiphene and had a baby between 1997 and 2005.
Using data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, researchers concluded that clomiphene significantly increased the risk of several birth defects affecting the heart, skull, brain, and abdomen.
The CDC issued a warning about the following birth defects:
- Anencephaly (2.3X risk)
- Dandy-Walker malformation (4.4X risk)
- Muscular ventricular septal defect (4.9X risk)
- Septal heart defects (1.6X risk)
- Coarctation of the aorta (1.8X risk)
- Cloacal exstrophy (5.4X risk)
- Craniosynostosis (1.9X risk)
Other Pregnancy Risks of Serophene
Infertility drugs like Serophene can cause multiple eggs to develop, which makes it more likely that twins or triplets will be born. During clinical trials of clomiphene, about 7% of pregnancies led to twins (mostly non-identical). This “high-risk” pregnancy and can have negative health effects for the mother and her unborn babies.
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