Neonatal Drug Withdrawal Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Neonatal Drug Withdrawal
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for your baby. Treatment options include the following:
Your baby may need to stay in the hospital so that he can be closely monitored. Your baby may be watched for:
- Signs of seizures
- Difficulty breathing
- Other serious withdrawal symptoms
Your baby may be given medicines to help during withdrawal. Medicines will differ based on the drug your baby is withdrawing from.
Your baby may need IV fluids (given through a needle), oxygen, high-calorie formula, tube-feeding, or other support as he recovers.
Follow your doctor's instructions.