Table 1.

Signs and Symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (3)

Central Nervous System
  • Irritability/Restlessness

  • Tremors

  • High-pitched cry

  • Hyperreflexia

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Yawning

  • Seizures

Autonomic Nervous System
  • Fever

  • Excessive sweating

  • Mottling

  • Tachypnea

  • Nasal congestion/Sneezing

Gastrointestinal System
  • Poor feeding

  • Excessive sucking

  • Suck-swallow incoordination

  • Vomiting/Diarrhea

  • Poor weight gain

  • Dehydration