Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Neoprofen

Descriptions


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 .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution

Before Using

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:

Allergies

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.

Pediatric

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

Pregnancy

Information about this ibuprofen-lysine-intravenous-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
1st Trimester C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.
2nd Trimester C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.
3rd Trimester D Studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy in a life threatening situation or a serious disease, may outweigh the potential risk.

Breastfeeding

Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

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.

  • Ketorolac

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.

  • Abciximab
  • Apixaban
  • Ardeparin
  • Argatroban
  • Beta Glucan
  • Bivalirudin
  • Certoparin
  • Cilostazol
  • Citalopram
  • Clopidogrel
  • Clovoxamine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Dabigatran Etexilate
  • Dabrafenib
  • Dalteparin
  • Danaparoid
  • Desirudin
  • Dipyridamole
  • Duloxetine
  • Enoxaparin
  • Eptifibatide
  • Erlotinib
  • Escitalopram
  • Femoxetine
  • Feverfew
  • Flesinoxan
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fondaparinux
  • Ginkgo
  • Gossypol
  • Heparin
  • Lepirudin
  • Levomilnacipran
  • Meadowsweet
  • Methotrexate
  • Milnacipran
  • Nadroparin
  • Nefazodone
  • Parnaparin
  • Paroxetine
  • Pemetrexed
  • Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Pralatrexate
  • Prasugrel
  • Protein C
  • Reviparin
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Sibutramine
  • Tacrolimus
  • Ticlopidine
  • Tinzaparin
  • Tirofiban
  • Venlafaxine
  • Vilazodone
  • Vortioxetine
  • Zimeldine

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.

  • Acebutolol
  • Acetohexamide
  • Alacepril
  • Alprenolol
  • Amikacin
  • Amiloride
  • Amlodipine
  • Arotinolol
  • Aspirin
  • Atenolol
  • Azilsartan Medoxomil
  • Azosemide
  • Befunolol
  • Bemetizide
  • Benazepril
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Benzthiazide
  • Bepridil
  • Betaxolol
  • Bevantolol
  • Bisoprolol
  • Bopindolol
  • Bucindolol
  • Bumetanide
  • Bupranolol
  • Buthiazide
  • Candesartan Cilexetil
  • Canrenoate
  • Captopril
  • Carteolol
  • Carvedilol
  • Celiprolol
  • Chlorothiazide
  • Chlorpropamide
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Cilazapril
  • Clopamide
  • Cyclopenthiazide
  • Delapril
  • Desipramine
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Dilevalol
  • Diltiazem
  • Enalaprilat
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Eprosartan
  • Esmolol
  • Ethacrynic Acid
  • Felodipine
  • Flunarizine
  • Fosinopril
  • Fosphenytoin
  • Furosemide
  • Gallopamil
  • Gliclazide
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Gliquidone
  • Glyburide
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydroflumethiazide
  • Imidapril
  • Indapamide
  • Irbesartan
  • Isradipine
  • Labetalol
  • Lacidipine
  • Landiolol
  • Levobetaxolol
  • Levobunolol
  • Lidoflazine
  • Lisinopril
  • Lithium
  • Losartan
  • Manidipine
  • Mepindolol
  • Methyclothiazide
  • Metipranolol
  • Metolazone
  • Metoprolol
  • Moexipril
  • Nadolol
  • Nebivolol
  • Nicardipine
  • Nifedipine
  • Nilvadipine
  • Nimodipine
  • Nipradilol
  • Nisoldipine
  • Nitrendipine
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil
  • Oxprenolol
  • Penbutolol
  • Pentopril
  • Perindopril
  • Phenytoin
  • Pindolol
  • Piretanide
  • Polythiazide
  • Pranidipine
  • Propranolol
  • Quinapril
  • Ramipril
  • Sotalol
  • Spirapril
  • Spironolactone
  • Tacrine
  • Talinolol
  • Tasosartan
  • Telmisartan
  • Temocapril
  • Tertatolol
  • Timolol
  • Tolazamide
  • Tolbutamide
  • Torsemide
  • Trandolapril
  • Triamterene
  • Trichlormethiazide
  • Valsartan
  • Verapamil
  • Voriconazole
  • Xipamide
  • Zofenopril

Other Interactions

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 Problems

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 .

Precautions

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 .

Side Effects

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

  1. Abdominal cramps
  2. abdominal pain or swelling
  3. anxiety
  4. black, tarry stools
  5. bladder pain
  6. blood in eyes
  7. bloody or cloudy urine
  8. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  9. bruising or purple areas on skin
  10. bumps on skin
  11. burning, itching, redness, or stinging of skin
  12. chills
  13. cold sweats
  14. coma
  15. cool, pale skin
  16. cough
  17. coughing up blood
  18. darkening of skin
  19. decreased alertness
  20. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  21. diarrhea
  22. difficulty in breathing
  23. fast heartbeat
  24. fever
  25. high blood pressure
  26. increased blood pressure
  27. increased hunger
  28. increased thirst
  29. indigestion
  30. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  31. irregular heartbeats
  32. irritability
  33. joint pain or swelling
  34. loss of appetite
  35. muscle cramps in hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  36. muscle twitching
  37. nausea or vomiting
  38. nervousness
  39. nosebleeds
  40. passing of gas
  41. rapid, shallow breathing
  42. rash on skin
  43. restlessness
  44. seizures
  45. shakiness
  46. shortness of breath
  47. sneezing
  48. stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort
  49. swelling of face, fingers, feet or lower legs
  50. tremor
  51. troubled breathing with exertion
  52. unusual bleeding or bruising
  53. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding, blistering, coldness, discoloration of skin, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, swelling, tenderness, ulceration, or warmth at injection site
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in stools
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. clay-colored stools
  6. dark urine
  7. dilated neck veins
  8. dry mouth
  9. extreme fatigue
  10. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. fruit-like breath odor
  13. pinpoint red spots on skin
  14. severe constipation
  15. severe vomiting
  16. stomach upset
  17. sweating
  18. swelling of abdominal or stomach area
  19. tenderness in stomach area
  20. ulcers, sores, or white spots in mouth
  21. unexplained weight loss
  22. unpleasant breath odor
  23. vomiting of blood
  24. weight gain
  25. wheezing
  26. yellow eyes or skin

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.