Generic Name: Lucinactant Solution (loo sin AK tant)
Brand Name: Surfaxin
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 8, 2019.
Uses of Surfaxin:
- It is used to prevent lung distress in premature babies.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Surfaxin?
- If your child has an allergy to Surfaxin (lucinactant solution) or any part of Surfaxin (lucinactant solution).
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Surfaxin (lucinactant solution) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Surfaxin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Surfaxin (lucinactant solution). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
How is this medicine (Surfaxin) best taken?
Give Surfaxin (lucinactant solution) as ordered by your child's doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- This medicine is given into the lungs with a tube.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your child's doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Trouble breathing.
- Slow heartbeat.
- Pale skin.
What are some other side effects of Surfaxin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child's doctor or get medical help if your child has any side effects that bother your child or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Surfaxin?
- If you need to store Surfaxin (lucinactant solution) at home, talk with your child's doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Surfaxin (lucinactant solution), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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