LDN may be compounded for animals into various dosage forms. We can flavor an oral liquid into their favorite vet flavor, and the medication can be concentrated to where the dose can be either given to them through an oral dosing syringe, or can be mixed into their food. Some dogs may prefer capsules hidden in their food, sprinkled on their food, or made into an animal treat. With animals, you never know what they will prefer! It can also be used topically if there is a need for skin conditions.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a novel approach to decrease release of inflammatory substances, reduce nerve cell inflammation and autoimmune mediators.
Naltrexone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid agonists. 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.
Patients that may benefit from LDN therapy?