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What is beractant prescribed for? Does it treat RDS (respiratory distress syndrome)?

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Dr. Michel Mikhael
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In brief: Beractant

It is a natural surfactant material extracted from bovine (cattle) lungs.
Surfactant is a mix of proteins and lipids that naturally exists in our lungs to prevent complete collapse on exhaling. This material does not form till near end of pregnancy ( more than 34-35 weeks). Preterm babies who demonstrate evidence of significant RDS after birth are given beractant to help overcome the condition.

In brief: Beractant

It is a natural surfactant material extracted from bovine (cattle) lungs.
Surfactant is a mix of proteins and lipids that naturally exists in our lungs to prevent complete collapse on exhaling. This material does not form till near end of pregnancy ( more than 34-35 weeks). Preterm babies who demonstrate evidence of significant RDS after birth are given beractant to help overcome the condition.
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