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Survanta

SURVANTA
(beractant) Intratracheal Suspension

Sterile Suspension
For Intratracheal Administration Only

DRUG DESCRIPTION

SURVANTA ® (beractant) Intratracheal Suspension is a sterile, non-pyrogenic pulmonary surfactant intended for intratracheal use only. It is a natural bovine lung extract containing phospholipids, neutral lipids, fatty acids, and surfactant-associated proteins to which colfosceril palmitate (dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine), palmitic acid, and tripalmitin are added to standardize the composition and to mimic surface-tension lowering properties of natural lung surfactant. The resulting composition provides 25 mg/mL phospholipids (including 11.0-15.5 mg/mL disaturated phosphatidylcholine), 0.5-1.75 mg/mL triglycerides, 1.4-3.5 mg/mL free fatty acids, and less than 1.0 mg/mL protein. It is suspended in 0.9% sodium chloride solution, and heat-sterilized. SURVANTA contains no preservatives. Its protein content consists of two hydrophobic, low molecular weight, surfactant-associated proteins commonly known as SP-B and SP-C. It does not contain the hydrophilic, large molecular weight surfactant-associated protein known as SP-A.

Each mL of SURVANTA contains 25 mg of phospholipids. It is an off-white to light brown liquid supplied in single-use glass vials containing 4 mL (100 mg phospholipids) or 8 mL (200 mg phospholipids).

What are the possible side effects of beractant (Survanta Intratracheal)?

Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your child's caregivers at once if the child has any of these serious side effects:

  • pale skin;
  • slow heartbeat;
  • breathing that stops;
  • urinating less than usual; or
  • blood in the urine.

Less serious side effects include:

  • noisy breathing;
  • feeding or bowel problems; or
  • bleeding around the endotracheal...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/25/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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