Oral ibuprofen in early curative closure of patent ductus arteriosus in very premature infants.

Intravenous indomethacin and intravenous ibuprofen are widely used for the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants. Intravenous indomethacin may lead to renal impairment, enterocolitis, and intraventricular hemorrhage. Intravenous ibuprofen was shown to be as effective and to cause fewer side effects. If ibuprofen is effective… CONTINUE READING