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Survanta Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my health care provider before my child receives beractant (Survanta)?

To best participate in the care of your baby while he or she is in the NICU, carefully follow all instructions provided by your baby's caregivers.

How is beractant given (Survanta)?

Beractant is given directly into the baby's lungs through a breathing tube. Your baby will receive this medication in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or similar hospital setting.

The breathing tube is connected to a ventilator (a machine that moves air in and out of the lungs to help your baby breathe easier and get enough oxygen).

Beractant is given as soon as possible after the baby's birth, usually within minutes or hours.

Your baby's breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely during treatment with beractant. This will help your doctor determine how long to continue treatment with beractant. Your child may also need blood tests.

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