Up to 80% of Babies With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome May Need Medication

Every 25 minutes, a baby is born who will develop neonatal abstinence syndrome...due to moms using opioids during pregnancy.

Withdrawal symptoms, such as a high-pitched cry, tremors, fever, poor eating, or diarrhea, often occur within 24 hours of birth.

But symptoms can occur later for moms who are taking longer-acting opioids. For example, it may take up to 7 days if the mom is using methadone or buprenorphine.

Get concise, unbiased advice for effective drug therapy, plus CE/CME

Prescriber's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and guidelines
  • 48+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote