Treatment strategies for drug-exposed neonates

Clin Perinatol. 1999 Mar;26(1):231-43.


The assessment and management of infants with intrauterine drug exposure poses significant challenges to the clinician. These challenges can be met most appropriately by relying on accurate history taking of maternal drug use complemented by the use of standardized assessments of the drug-exposed neonate and reliance on proved protocols of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cocaine / adverse effects
  • Cocaine-Related Disorders
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Medical History Taking
  • Narcotics / adverse effects
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome / therapy*
  • Neonatal Screening
  • Opioid-Related Disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
  • Substance-Related Disorders*


  • Narcotics
  • Cocaine