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Beractant Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 21, 2022.

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


The most commonly reported adverse experiences were associated with the dosing procedure; transient bradycardia occurred with 11.9% of doses and oxygen desaturation occurred with 9.8% of doses.[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Transient bradycardia (11.9%)

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pallor, vasoconstriction, hypotension, hypertension, hypercarbia, hypocarbia

Frequency not reported: Tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, aortic thrombosis, cardiac failure, cardio-respiratory arrest, increased apical pulse, persistent fetal circulation, air embolism, total anomalous pulmonary venous return[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Oxygen desaturation

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Apnea

Frequency not reported: Lung consolidation, blood from the endotracheal tube, deterioration after weaning, respiratory decompensation, subglottic stenosis, paralyzed diaphragm, respiratory failure[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Endotracheal tube reflux, endotracheal tube blockage

Frequency not reported: Abdominal distension, hemorrhage, intestinal perforations, volvulus, bowel infarct, feeding intolerance, stress ulcer[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Adrenal hemorrhage, inappropriate ADH secretion, hyperphosphatemia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia, disseminated intravascular coagulation[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Hepatic failure[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Inguinal hernia[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Seizures[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Renal failure, hematuria[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Survanta Intratracheal (beractant)." Abbott Pharmaceutical (2002):

Further information

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.