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 substance.

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... CALFACTANT (Infasurf®) is a lung surfactant, a fluid that helps the lungs to function normally. Calfactant is similar to the natural fluid in our lungs that helps us to maintain effective breathing. Calfactant is given to try to prevent breathing difficulties in premature babies whose lung tissue has not fully developed. It is also given to treat infants who show signs of breathing difficulties and develop what is known as respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Calfactant is applied to the lungs through a breathing tube in the windpipe (trachea). Infasurf® is not available in generic form. ...
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... 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. Inf...
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  • Infasurf Consumer Information
    ... 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. Inf...

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