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What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving calfactant (Infasurf)?
To best participate in the care of your baby while he or she is in the NICU, carefully follow all instructions provided by your baby's caregivers.
How is calfactant given (Infasurf)?
Calfactant is given directly into the baby's lungs through a breathing tube. Your baby will receive this medication in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or similar hospital setting.
The breathing tube is connected to a ventilator (a machine that moves air in and out of the lungs to help your baby breathe easier and get enough oxygen).
Calfactant is given as soon as possible after the baby's birth, usually within 30 minutes.
Calfactant is usually given every 12 hours for up to 3 doses.
Your baby's breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely during treatment with calfactant.
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