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Survanta Dosage

Generic name: BERACTANT 25mg in 1mL
Dosage form: intratracheal suspension

Medically reviewed on October 2, 2017.

For intratracheal administration only.

SURVANTA should be administered by or under the supervision of clinicians experienced in intubation, ventilator management, and general care of premature infants.

Marked improvements in oxygenation may occur within minutes of administration of SURVANTA. Therefore, frequent and careful clinical observation and monitoring of systemic oxygenation are essential to avoid hyperoxia.

Review of audiovisual instructional materials describing dosage and administration procedures is recommended before using SURVANTA. Materials are available upon request from AbbVie Inc.


Each dose of SURVANTA is 100 mg of phospholipids/kg birth weight (4 mL/kg). The SURVANTA Dosing Chart shows the total dosage for a range of birth weights.

Weight (grams) Total Dose (mL) Weight (grams) Total Dose (mL)
600-650 2.6 1301-1350 5.4
651-700 2.8 1351-1400 5.6
701-750 3.0 1401-1450 5.8
751-800 3.2 1451-1500 6.0
801-850 3.4 1501-1550 6.2
851-900 3.6 1551-1600 6.4
901-950 3.8 1601-1650 6.6
951-1000 4.0 1651-1700 6.8
1001-1050 4.2 1701-1750 7.0
1051-1100 4.4 1751-1800 7.2
1101-1150 4.6 1801-1850 7.4
1151-1200 4.8 1851-1900 7.6
1201-1250 5.0 1901-1950 7.8
1251-1300 5.2 1951-2000 8.0

Four doses of SURVANTA can be administered in the first 48 hours of life. Doses should be given no more frequently than every 6 hours.

Directions for Use

SURVANTA should be inspected visually for discoloration prior to administration. The color of SURVANTA is off-white to light brown. If settling occurs during storage, swirl the vial gently (DO NOT SHAKE) to redisperse. Some foaming at the surface may occur during handling and is inherent in the nature of the product.

SURVANTA is stored refrigerated (2-8°C). Date and time need to be recorded in the box on front of the carton or vial, whenever SURVANTA is removed from the refrigerator. Before administration, SURVANTA should be warmed by standing at room temperature for at least 20 minutes or warmed in the hand for at least 8 minutes. Artificial warming methods should not be used. If a prevention dose is to be given, preparation of SURVANTA should begin before the infant’s birth.

Unopened, unused vials of SURVANTA that have been warmed to room temperature may be returned to the refrigerator within 24 hours of warming, and stored for future use. SURVANTA SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE REFRIGERATOR FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS. SURVANTA SHOULD NOT BE WARMED AND RETURNED TO THE REFRIGERATOR MORE THAN ONCE. Each single-use vial of SURVANTA should be entered only once. Used vials with residual drug should be discarded.

SURVANTA does not require reconstitution or sonication before use.

Further information

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