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What is ibuprofen lysine injection?

Ibuprofen lysine injection is an intravenous nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants. PDA is a condition in which a blood vessel in the heart remains open. The ductus arteriosus vein normally closes before a baby is born. When this vein fails to close normally, intravenous injections of ibuprofen lysine are used to constrict the vein; prompting it to close. 

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