Benefit From Taking Low Dose Naltrexone

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“One size fits all” drugs do the job for most patients, but not always. As a compounding pharmacy, we offer personalized, custom blending medication to put both you and your doctor at ease. We work with physicians to help their patients find a convenient treatment to fit their unique needs. One of our popular compounding medications is low dose naltrexone.

What is Low Dose Naltrexone?

Naltrexone is an FDA approved medication that is structurally and functionally similar to naloxone. Normal doses of Naltrexone (50-100 mg) are indicated for the treatment of opioid addiction for patients addicted to heroin or opium products.

However, low dose Naltrexone (LDN) refers to daily dosages of Naltrexone that are less of the typical opioid addiction treatment dosage, commonly up to 5 mg. At the low dose level, Naltrexone exhibits paradoxical properties, including analgesia and anti-inflammatory actions. Low dosage Naltrexone has been found to be beneficial in a variety of conditions and diseases, which include

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • CFS/ME
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Lyme Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Diabetes Type I
  • Vitiligo
  • Scleroderma
  • Psoriasis
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Fertility
  • PCOS
  • Melanoma
  • Nerve Pain
  • Glioblastoma
  • Esophageal and Oral Cancer
  • Non-small cell cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Duodenal and Stomach Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Hepatic Cancer

What It Does

Low dose Naltrexone attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and in all types of immune cells, which temporarily blocks endorphins from attaching to them. This signals your body to increase endorphin production. The increased endorphin production helps orchestrate the activity of stem cells, macrophages, natural killer cells, T and B cells, and other immune cells. It also prevents immune system over-activity, which is the crux of autoimmune disorders and blunts the release of inflammatory and neurotoxic chemicals in the brain.

LDN is typically taken at bedtime and prescribed doses range from 3 mg and 4.5 mg, but Lakeview Pharmacy can compound any dose desired. It is not unusual to begin therapy at an ultra-low dose such as 1 or 1.5 mg and increasing the dose every two weeks until a dose of 3-5 mg is established.

How to Obtain It

Low dose Naltrexone is not covered by commercial insurance companies, but it can be obtained from a compounding pharmacy like Lakeview Pharmacy. Get in touch with us today to see if LDN may be right for you.