Neonatal Drug Withdrawal Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Neonatal Drug Withdrawal treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Neonatal Drug Withdrawal

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for your baby. Treatment options include the following:

Close Monitoring

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.

Supportive Care

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.

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