The use of indomethacin in the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus

Neonatal Netw. 1991 Oct;10(3):25-9.


Given cautiously to preterm infants with a PDA, indomethacin may help decrease the amount of respiratory support an infant requires. Although all PDAs do not respond to indomethacin administration, this drug has proven to be a valuable alternative to the surgical ligation of a PDA.

MeSH terms

  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / drug therapy*
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / nursing
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing
  • Humans
  • Indomethacin / administration & dosage
  • Indomethacin / adverse effects
  • Indomethacin / therapeutic use*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Nursing Assessment


  • Indomethacin