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IBUPROFEN LYSINE is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to close a heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in a baby who was born early. Compare NSAIDs.
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What is Ibuprofen Lysine?

Therapeutic ClassificationsAnalgesic

Pharmacologic ClassificationsIbuprofen

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OverviewTOP

Ibuprofen lysine is used to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants (babies born too early) who weigh between 1.1 and 3.3 pounds. PDA is a heart problem where a blood vessel, the ductus arteriosus, fails to close normally after birth. This blood vessel is only used before birth, and is no longer needed after the baby is born. Ibuprofen lysine works by causing the PDA to constrict, and this closes the blood vessel .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

Before UsingTOP

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

AllergiesTOP

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

PediatricTOP

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of ibuprofen lysine in premature babies .

Breast FeedingTOP

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug InteractionsTOP

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Other InteractionsTOP

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical ProblemsTOP

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Active bleeding (brain or intestine) or
  • Blood clotting problem (thrombocytopenia) or
  • Congenital heart disease or
  • Infection, untreated or
  • Kidney problem or
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis, known or suspected (an inflamed intestine)—This medicine should not be used in babies with these conditions .
  • Hyperbilirubinemia (high bilirubin in the blood)—May cause this condition to get worse .

PrecautionsTOP

Ibuprofen lysine may change how the body reacts during an infection. Tell your baby's doctor if you notice any fever, chills, or other unusual behavior in your baby while this medicine is being used .

This medicine may affect the action of platelets, which are necessary for clotting the blood. This may increase the chance of bleeding for your baby. Call your baby's doctor right away if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising, any dark-colored urine or stools, or other signs of bleeding in your baby .

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