Colfosceril; Cetyl Alcohol; Tyloxapol
Pediatric Diseases and ConditionsRespiratory Distress Syndrome
Signs of Respiratory Distress in Children
BERACTANT is a lung surfactant. Our bodies need lung surfactant to keep the lungs open during breathing. This medicine is used to prevent and to treat Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in babies who are born early.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to beractant, beef products, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is applied to the lungs through a breathing tube. It is administered in a hospital by a specially trained health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as newborn for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
some inhaled antibiotics
Your condition will be watched closely while receiving this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
change in blood pressure
symptoms of infection
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
slowed heart rate
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.