What is Infasurf used for?
Infasurf is used to prevent the
development of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature babies considered at high
risk for RDS and to treat or "rescue" premature babies with RDS.
Infasurf is an extract of a natural substance (surfactant) necessary for
effective breathing. Babies with RDS or at high risk of developing RDS are lacking in this
General Precautions with Infasurf:
Treatment with Infasurf is not a substitute for intensive care. Infasurf should
only be given by health care professionals experienced in treating premature babies at
risk of RDS or with RDS.
What are some possible side effects of Infasurf?
Infasurf is given to babies within several hours of birth by medical
professionals in a hospital who will monitor the baby for any negative reactions.
For more detailed information about Infasurf, ask your health care provider.