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Survanta Side Effects

Generic Name: beractant

Note: This document contains side effect information about beractant. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Survanta.

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, Abbott Park, IL.

Some side effects of Survanta may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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