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Poractant Alfa

INFORMATION

Uses

Poractant Alfa is used for respiratory distress syndrome (immature lungs in preterm baby ).

How it works

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.

Common 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

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Expert advice

  • 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 asked questions

Poractant Alfa

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)