OxyContin and neonatal abstinence syndrome

Rakesh Rao, Nirmala S. Desai

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Opioids are a commonly abused class of drugs. OxyContin® abuse, a long-acting oxycodone derivative, has been increasingly identified as a potent narcotic resulting in drug dependence, overdose and even death. Use during pregnancy may result in withdrawal symptoms in the neonate. However, detection of the drug and its metabolites needs special methods in order to initiate appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-325
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002


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