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Poractant alfa (Injection)

Poractant Alfa (por-AK-tant AL-fa)

Prevents and treats certain lung problems in premature infants.

Brand Name(s):


There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

Your doctor will tell you when your child should not receive this medicine.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • 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:

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

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

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

  • Bluish-colored lips or slow heartbeat.
  • Seizures.
  • 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: 4/4/2014

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