CUROSURF 80 mg. / Ml. 1.5 ml. 2 ampoules
Curosurf be used to treat or prevent the development of respiratory distress syndrome in newborns. Most newborns have in your lungs substance called surfactant. This substance expands the lungs and prevents them from sticking, and thus provides the opportunity to normalize respiration. At birth, some children, especially premature, do not have enough surfactant, which causes the so-called. respiratory distress syndrome. Curosurf is a natural surfactant, which acts in the same way as their own surfactant to your child, and therefore he helps him to breathe normally while it does not start producing their own surfactant. Your baby might have other problems besides respiratory distress syndrome requiring another treatment.
2. HOW TO USE CUROSURF
Your doctor will decide the right dose for your child, depending on their body weight. If Curosurf be taken to prevent the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome, it is important to be implemented in the first 15 minutes
after birth. If Curosurf is used to treat an already occurred respiratory distress syndrome, it should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis of the syndrome. If your child needs a new dose Curosurf, it can be applied after 12 hours. If necessary, a third dose Curosurf can be administered after a further 12 hours.
Method of administration:
The doctor or nurse will administer Curosurf your child in an incubator. Solution Curosurf will be warmed to room temperature and using a sterile syringe, the drug will be administered into the trachea. This procedure may require the removal of the child from the blower for a few minutes.
3. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Curosurf can cause side effects, although not every child gets them. Possible side effects are listed below according to their frequency of occurrence. If you are not sure what these side effects, ask your doctor. Very rare (affects less than 1 in 100 people) Rare (affects less than 1 in 1000 people)
- Slow heartbeat
- Brain bleeding
- Low blood pressure
- Air in the chest cavity caused by lesions in the lungs
- Chronic lung disease
- Reduction of oxygen in the body and is reported the following side effects:
- Increased amount of oxygen in the body
- Bluish skin or gums caused by oxygen deficiency A Stop breathing
- Complications caused by the application in the endotracheal tube
- Abnormal brain activity
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor immediately.
4. HOW TO STORE CUROSURF
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Keep refrigerated at 2 C-8 C, protected from light. Before "to be applied to your child Curosurf will be warmed to room temperature. Unopened and unused vials Curosurf that have been warmed to room temperature can be returned to refrigerated storage within 24 hours for further use. Zatoplyaneno and return back in the fridge to be performed once.
- Do not use Curosurf after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
- Each vial is used only once and any residue discarded. The hospital is responsible for the proper and safe disposal of unused quantities of Curosurf.
5. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
What Curosurf: The active substance is a mixture of fats and proteins derived from porcine lung. The other ingredients are sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and water for injection. Medicinal product contains sodium in an amount less than 1 mmol (23 mg) per vial, i.e., can be considered "sodium-free".
Curosurf looks like and contents of the pack: The product is a sterile suspension and comes in MONODOSE vials of 5 ml, containing 1.5 ml suspension (120 mg) or containing 3 ml suspension (240 mg). Each ml of sterile suspension contains 80 mg phospholipid fraction from porcine lung. Packs of 1 vial in 1.5 ml 2 vials of 1.5 ml Pack of 1 vial of 3 ml 2 vials of 3 ml
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.