indomethacin (generic name)
It is used to close a heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in a baby who was born early
(in doe METH a sin)
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What is this medicine?INDOMETHACIN (in doe METH a sin) injection is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to close a heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in a baby who was born early.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care provider in a hospital. It is usually given as three doses given at 12 to 24 hour intervals.
This drug is specifically for use in newborns.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Your baby's condition will be watched closely while this treatment is given. Your baby will also receive regular blood tests and exams. Talk with your doctor or health care professional if you have any concerns.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Where should I keep my medicine?This drug is only given in a hospital and will not be stored at home.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.