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What is Curosurf?

Curosurf is a medication that helps treat premature infants at risk for a breathing problem called neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Premature infants born before 32 weeks are at risk for developing RDS. This condition is caused by a lack of alveolar succulent, a fluid coating in the lungs that makes breathing easier. Without this fluid coating, the lungs will gradually collapse. Curosurf mimics this natural fluid coating. Curosurf is given through a tube inserted into a baby's airways. It is also known by its generic name, poractant alfa.

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