Pharmacologic management of neonatal abstinence syndrome in a community hospital

Anthony Napolitano, Dean Theophilopoulos, Sara K. Seng, Darlene A. Calhoun

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome has become a growing concern in infants born to substance-abusing mothers in the State of Florida. At Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL, methadone and morphine treatment strategies have been formulated to manage symptomatic neonates after birth. We report our findings over a 5-year period utilizing each of these protocols in a community hospital setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-201
Number of pages9
JournalClinical obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • methadone
  • morphine
  • neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • opiates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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