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Poractant Alfa



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pulmonary surfactant

Treatment of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome

Chemical Name

An extract of porcine lung containing not less than 90% of phospholipids, about 1% of hydrophobic proteins (SP-B and SP-C) and about 9% of other lipids (BAN)

Foreign Name

  • Surfactant (Schwein) (German)

Generic Names

  • Poractant Alfa (OS: BAN)
  • PLS (IS)
  • Porcine lung surfactant extract (IS)
  • UNII-KE2U2023NP (IS)

Brand Names

  • Curosurf
    Central Procurement & Supplies Unit, Malta; Chiesi, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Chiesi, Taiwan; Providens, Croatia (Hrvatska); Varnavas, Cyprus; Chiesi, Belgium; Chiesi, China; Chiesi, Czech Republic; Chiesi, Malta; Chiesi, Slovakia; Chiesi Pharmaceuticals, Poland; Nycomed, Argentina
  • Curosurf (pediatric)
    2care4, Norway; Angelini, Portugal; Ascent, Australia; Chiesi, Germany; Chiesi, Estonia; Chiesi, Spain; Chiesi, France; Chiesi, United Kingdom; Chiesi, Greece; Chiesi, Hong Kong; Chiesi, Ireland; Chiesi, Netherlands; Chiesi, Serbia; Chiesi, Thailand; Chiesi, Turkey; Chiesi Farmaceutici, Georgia; Chiesi Farmaceutici, Israel; Chiesi Farmaceutici, Italy; Chiesi Pharmaceuticals, Austria; Chiesi Pharmaceuticals, Poland; Cornerstone, United States; Douglas, New Zealand; Farmalab, Brazil; Norameda, Lithuania; Orifarm, Norway; Safeline, South Africa; Takeda, Norway; Takeda Pharma, Switzerland; Takeda Pharma, Denmark; Takeda Pharma, Sweden; Torrex, Slovenia; Torrex Chiesi, Bulgaria


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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