Naloxone during neonatal resuscitation: Acknowledging the unknown

Ruth Guinsburg, Myra H. Wyckoff

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There are no studies to support or to refute the current recommendations regarding naloxone concentration, routes for administration, and doses in neonatal resuscitation in the delivery room. Given the lack of supporting evidence, naloxone should not be given routinely in the delivery room to depressed neonates whether or not they are exposed to opioids before delivery because no important improvement has been documented and the drug may have potential short- and long-term harmful effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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