Which medications in the drug class Lung Surfactants are used in the treatment of Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema?

Updated: Jun 25, 2019
  • Author: Abhay J Bhatt, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Lung Surfactants

These agents prevent the alveoli from collapsing during expiration that results from deficient or ineffective endogenous lung surfactant in neonates. There are two different kinds: Natural and Synthetic.  It is for intratracheal administration only. Surfactant prevents alveoli from collapsing during expiration by lowering the surface tension between air and alveolar surfaces. Surfactant  is used for prophylaxis and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants.


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