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Medications for Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Drugs associated with Respiratory Distress Syndrome

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A condition of the newborn marked by dyspnea with cyanosis, heralded by such prodromal signs as dilatation of the alae nasi, expiratory grunt, and retraction of the suprasternal notch or costal margins, mostly frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers, and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no apparent predisposing cause.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Survanta Rx N N Add review
10

Generic name: beractant systemic

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Curosurf Rx N N Add review
10

Generic name: poractant systemic

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Surfaxin Rx N N Add review
6.0

Generic name: lucinactant systemic

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Infasurf Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: calfactant systemic

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Survanta Intratracheal Rx N N Add review
10

Generic name: beractant systemic

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
poractant Rx N N Add review
10

Generic name: poractant systemic

Brand name:  Curosurf

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
calfactant Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: calfactant systemic

Brand name:  Infasurf

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
beractant Rx N N Add review
10

Generic name: beractant systemic

Brand names:  Survanta, Survanta Intratracheal

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
lucinactant Rx N N Add review
6.0

Generic name: lucinactant systemic

Brand name:  Surfaxin

Drug class: lung surfactants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; ARDS

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