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Moe-Byrne, Thirimon and Brown, Jennifer Valeska Elli and McGuire, William (2018) Naloxone for opioid‐exposed newborn infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), Art. No.: CD003483. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003483.pub3.

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Review question: Does naloxone (a drug that counters the negative effects of opioids on breathing) help newborn babies whose mothers have received opioid pain relief during birth?

Key results: The trials reported the effects of naloxone on the baby's breathing but did not assess the effect on the need for babies to be cared for in a neonatal unit (separated from their mother), whether they needed help with breathing, or on breastfeeding success. None of the trials assessed long‐term development. We did not find any trials including babies born to mothers who had used opioids (whether prescribed or non‐prescribed) during pregnancy.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Review, Article
Drug Type
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Drug therapy, Treatment method, Harm reduction
October 2018
Identification #
Art. No.: CD003483. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003483.pub3
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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