Colfosceril Palmitate

Information about Colfosceril Palmitate

Colfosceril palmitate uses

Colfosceril Palmitate is used for respiratory distress syndrome.

How colfosceril palmitate works

Colfosceril palmitate is a natural lung surfactant called as dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine that lubricates the linings of the air spaces in lungs, thereby enabling normal breathing. It is effective in newborn babies who have difficulty in breathing due to lack of enough surfactant in their lungs.
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Common side effects of colfosceril palmitate

Pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage, Endotracheal tube blockade.

Available Medicine for Colfosceril Palmitate

  • ₹5790
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Colfosceril Palmitate

  • Colfosceril palmitate should administered only by trained medical personnel and benefits versus risk should be carefully assessed before using it in infants weighing 500-700g.
  • The infants should be continuously monitored to avoid hyperoxaemia (due to rapid improvement in arterial oxygen concentration).

Frequently asked questions for Colfosceril Palmitate

Colfosceril Palmitate

Q. What is colfosceril palmitate?
Colfosceril palmitate is a natural lung surfactant called as dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine that lubricates the linings of the air spaces in lungs, thereby enabling normal breathing. It is effective in newborn babies who have difficulty in breathing due to lack of enough surfactant in their lungs.

Content on this page was last updated on 11 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)