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Calfactant (Injection)

Calfactant (kal-FAK-tant)

Prevents and treats lung disease (respiratory distress syndrome) in premature infants.

Brand Name(s):

Infasurf

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

Your child's doctor will decide if there is any reason your child should not receive this medicine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give this medicine to your child in the hospital.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your child's doctor if your child develops any problems with breathing or sleeping, or if you notice any unusual behavior after he receives this medicine.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Bluish lips or skin
  • Seizures
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/4/2014


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