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Therapeutic Class: Analgesic
Pharmacologic Class: Ibuprofen
Chemical Class: Ibuprofen
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 .
ibuprofen lysine is available only with your doctor's prescription .
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 ibuprofen lysine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to ibuprofen lysine 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.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of ibuprofen lysine in premature babies .
Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.
Using ibuprofen lysine 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 ibuprofen lysine 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 ibuprofen lysine 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.
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.
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of ibuprofen lysine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
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 ibuprofen lysine is being used .
ibuprofen lysine 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 .
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:More common
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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