TABLE 3

Clinical Features of the Neonatal Narcotic Abstinence Syndrome

Neurologic ExcitabilityGastrointestinal Dysfunction
Tremors IrritabilityIncreased wakefulnessHigh-pitched cryingIncreased muscle toneHyperactive deep tendon reflexesExaggerated Moro reflexSeizuresFrequent yawning and sneezingPoor feedingUncoordinated and constant suckingVomitingDiarrheaDehydrationPoor wt gainAutonomic signsIncreased sweatingNasal stuffinessFeverMottlingTemperature instability