What is Survanta Intratracheal?
Survanta Intracheal can be described as a lung surface-acting agent, also known as a "surfactant." It helps the lungs function normally. This medication is akin to the natural fluid that is present in the lungs, which helps to maintain efficient breathing. Survanta intratracheal is used to treat or prevent respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants with lungs that are not fully developed. Survanta intratracheal may also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.
Side effects of Survanta intratracheal
There is a chance that your baby may experience breathing problems during the course of Survanta intratracheal treatment. These problems could require further medical attention from health specialists. Your baby will be under close supervision throughout the treatment using this medicine.
Inform your child's caregivers immediately if your child experiences any of these dangerous adverse reactions:
- Pale skin;
- Heartbeat that is slow;
- breathing stops,
- The frequency of urination may be lower than usual or
- Blood in the urine.
The most minor side effects include:
- noises in the air;
- issues with bowel, feeding, or
- There is bleeding around the tube.
This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Surfaxin, Curosurf, beractant, poractant, and lucinactant
Your baby is likely to receive this medication at an intensive care unit for neonates (NICU) as well as in similar settings in hospitals. Survanta Intratracheal is injected directly into the lungs of your baby via a breathing tube that is connected to an air ventilator (a device that circulates air into and out of the lungs in order to help your baby breathe more easily and get sufficient oxygen). Your baby will be under close supervision throughout treatment using Survanta Intratracheal. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the feeding schedule or any other medication after your child is administered Survanta Intratracheal.
Before taking this medication
To fully participate in your baby's care when he or she has been admitted to the NICU, be sure to follow the instructions given by the caregivers for your baby.
How to take Survanta Intratracheal?
Survanta intratracheal is injected directly into the lungs of the infant via the breathing tube. Your baby will be treated with the medication in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or similar settings in hospitals.
It is attached to an air-flow device (a device that circulates air through and out of the lungs to allow your baby to breathe more easily and receive enough oxygen). Survanta intratracheal is given as quickly as it is possible following the birth of the baby, typically within a few minutes or even hours.
The baby's breathing, the level of oxygen in his blood, and other vital signs are closely monitored while you are using Survanta Intratracheal. This will allow your doctor to determine the duration of treatment with this drug. Your child could also require blood tests.
What happens if my child misses a dose?
Because Survanta intratracheal can be administered when required by a healthcare expert, it's unlikely that your child will not receive a dose.
What happens if my child overdose?
Because Survanta intratracheal is given in a medical setting in a controlled environment by a medical professional, the risk of an overdose is less likely to occur. A dose that is too high in the presence of a beractant will not cause serious symptoms.
What should be avoided?
Follow the instructions of your doctor regarding feeding restrictions, medication, or any activity following the time your baby was treated by Survanta Intratracheal.
Interaction with other drugs
Your baby's caregivers will supervise all medications administered to your baby at the NICU. An interaction between Survanta intratracheal and other drugs is not likely to occur.
Don't give any medicine to your infant that hasn't been approved by your baby's physician. This includes supplements, mineral supplements, and herbal remedies.