This dose of naltrexone is typically in the range of 100mcg to 500mcg and is often prescribed for patients who are on a low controlled dose of an opioid and working with their physician to come off of opioid therapy and transition to low dose naltrexone as an alternative option to opioids
This medication requires a prescription.
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?