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What is calfactant?

Calfactant is used to prevent and treat premature babies who have respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). The medication works like the natural fluid in the lungs that helps maintain breathing. It is in a class of medicines called lung surfactants. Calfactant is the generic name of this medication. The brand name is Infasurf. Calfactant is a liquid that is applied directly to a baby's lungs through a breathing tube.

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