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Contraindications to the Use of Indomethacin for Closure of a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in a Neonate

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Cardiology

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Administration of indomethacin can result in closure of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in a newborn infant secondary to inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. It should not be used if certain contraindications are present, and an alternative method of closure should be selected.

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