Poractant Alfa

How It Works:

Curosurf 240mg injection is the surfactant given to premature babies to protect their lungs. Surfactant is natural substance which is made in the lungs of babies in 8th month of pregnancy. It coats the inside or lining of the air sacs in the lungs which makes it easier for the air sacs to expand during breathing. It also prevents the air sacs from collapsing and sticking together when air leaves the lungs.

Side Effects:

Pnemothorax (accumulation of air or gas in the chest or pleural space), Brain haemorrhage, Chronic lung disease, Decreased oxygen level in blood, Infection

Used For:

Curosurf 240mg injection is used for respiratory distress syndrome (immature lungs in preterm baby )

Instructions:

  • Before starting poractant alfa treatment, infants should be treated for anemia, low blood pressure, chills, low blood sugar levels, acidosis.
  • Tell the doctor or dentist that your child takes poractant alfa before your child receives any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Your child should be closely monitored for any signs of infection while receiving poractant alfa treatment.

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. What is poractant alfa?
Poractant alfa is a natural lung surfactant that lubricates the linings of the air spaces in lungs and prevents them from sticking together. It is effective in babies who have difficulty in breathing due to lack of enough surfactant in their lungs.
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