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Curosurf

CUROSURF
(poractant alfa) for Intratracheal Use

DRUG DESCRIPTION

CUROSURF (poractant alfa) is a sterile, non-pyrogenic pulmonary surfactant intended for intratracheal use only. CUROSURF is an extract of natural porcine lung surfactant consisting of 99% polar lipids (mainly phospholipids) and 1% hydrophobic low molecular weight proteins (surfactant associated proteins SP-B and SP-C).

CUROSURF is a white to creamy white suspension of poractant alfa. Each milliliter of suspension contains 80 mg of poractant alfa (surfactant extract) that includes 76 mg of phospholipids and 1 mg of protein of which 0.45 mg is SP-B and 0.59 mg is SP-C. The amount of phospholipids is calculated from the content of phosphorus and contains 55 mg of phosphatidylcholine of which 30 mg is dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine. It is suspended in 0.9% sodium chloride solution. The pH is adjusted with sodium bicarbonate to a pH of 6.2 (5.5 to 6.5).

CUROSURF contains no preservatives.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/7/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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