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Survanta Side Effects

Generic Name: beractant

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug beractant. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Survanta.

It is possible that some side effects of Survanta may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to beractant: intratracheal suspension

Side effects include:

Transient bradycardia, oxygen desaturation, endotracheal tube reflux, pallor, vasoconstriction, hypotension, endotracheal tube blockage, hypertension, hypocarbia, hypercarbia, apnea.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to beractant: intratracheal suspension


Cardiovascular side effects have included bradycardia, vasoconstriction, hypotension, hypertension, tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, aortic thrombosis, cardiac failure, cardiorespiratory arrest, increased apical pulse, persistent fetal circulation, air embolism, and total anomalous pulmonary venous return.[Ref]


Endocrine side effects have included adrenal hemorrhage, inappropriate ADH secretion, and hyperphosphatemia.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included endotracheal tube blockage, endotracheal tube reflux, apnea, lung consolidation, hypercarbia, hypocarbia, blood from the endotracheal tube, deterioration after weaning, respiratory decompensation, subglottic stenosis, paralyzed diaphragm, and respiratory failure.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal distention, hemorrhage, intestinal perforations, volvulus, bowel infarct, feeding intolerance, and stress ulcer.[Ref]


Hepatic side effects including hepatic failure have been reported.[Ref]


Renal side effects have included renal failure and hematuria.[Ref]


Hematologic side effects have included coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.[Ref]

Nervous system

Central nervous system side effects have included seizures.[Ref]


Musculoskeletal side effects have included inguinal hernia.[Ref]


General side effects have included fever, pallor, and deterioration.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Survanta Intratracheal (beractant)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.

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