LDN: A Non-Opioid Alternative for Pain
Recently, a seminar about LDN was hosted at Town & Country Compounding in Ramsey, NJ (and via zoom) with LDN expert presenters Dr. Asher Goldstein, MD Board Certified Physician Specializing in Pain Management and Opioid Detox and Pharmacist John Herr.
At Town & Country Compounding, we do much more than simply fill the prescriptions; we collaborate with health care practitioners to enhance the quality of therapy.
Finding the Right Fit to Address Your Pain
Chronic inflammatory diseases are complex to address and have an impact on a large number of patients. Since the 1990s, opioid prescriptions have been increasing in prevalence in chronic inflammatory and neuropathic conditions. However, most opioids are considered less effective or have unproven efficacy in chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, and more.
Due to the difficulty of addressing chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, and problems caused by immune system dysfunction, patients often seek options to obtain relief from symptoms.
Town & Country Compounding has what you need for pain.
If your practice would be interested in hosting an event (in various areas of medicine) with John at Town & Country Compounding, or if you would like John to present to your staff, let us know.
To discuss our unique LDN titration kits, contact us on our Rx order form (or call 201-447-2020).
Why is LDN only available as a compounded medication?
Naltrexone is commercially available only in a 50-mg tablet. However, low dose naltrexone (LDN) therapy is usually prescribed as 0.5 to 4.5 mg per day, adjusted to the correct dose depending on the patient’s response. Our compounding pharmacy uses naltrexone powder to formulate individualized dosing based on a prescription order.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Titration Kit Using Oral Capsules
Doses for LDN are very individualized, and one dose does not fit all. Because of this, we offer titration kits so patients can gradually work their way to their ideal dose. We have helped many patients to not “overshoot” their dose by starting too high.
Our unique titration kits help with the success of therapy. We want to help patients identify the exact dose that brings improvement to their condition.
What is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)?
Naltrexone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid antagonists. Naltrexone blocks opiate drugs from binding to the opioid receptors, which can result in increased endorphin and enkephalin release. Therefore, this results in reduced: 1. signaling and release of inflammatory substances, 2. nerve cell inflammation, and 3. autoimmune mediators.
- Chronic pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- Graves’ disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Irritable bowel
- Celiac disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Lyme Disease
- Weight Loss
Patients Interested in Possibly Taking LDN
- Not quite ready to make a doctor appointment yet?
- Do you need more information about your condition and LDN?
- Not sure how to approach your doctor about LDN?
- Do you need some literature to take to your doctor?
A pharmacist mini-consult may be a good start for you. Pharmacist mini-consultations are an option to help you know what questions to ask your doctor, what literature you can take to them, etc.
At the seminar, we also mentioned oral hyaluronic acid (HA) and how it may be useful in the patient population with pain and autoimmune conditions (painful conditions and dry eyes).
Read up on the different conditions HA can help address.