Naltrexone in low doses can benefit a variety of medical conditions. But before you speak with your physician, learn more about the benefits of low dose naltrexone and whether it could be a good option for you.
Naltrexone is a drug that has been used to help people recover from addictions, specifically opioid and alcohol abuse. The dosage for this type of treatment is typically 50 mg per day over a period of twelve weeks.
But in lower doses, usually somewhere around 4.5 mg per day, naltrexone can also benefit a variety of other medical conditions because of the way naltrexone binds to opioid receptors in the brain, which produce endorphins.
Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of low dose naltrexone, the ways you can take low dose naltrexone, and how to get a prescription filled at a compounding pharmacy.
Conditions Low Dose Naltrexone Can Benefit
Low dose naltrexone works by binding to the endorphin receptors in your brain. This makes your body produce more endorphins which then have the ability to control the body’s immune system and slow the production of unwanted cells that cause various medical conditions.
What is so fascinating about low dose naltrexone is its ability to treat and alleviate systems of such a wide variety of medical conditions, some of which include:
- Certain types of cancers, such as breast cancer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic pain
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Kawasaki’s disease
- Epstein Barr virus
- Pernicious anemia
If you have a chronic pain condition, inflammation, autoimmune disease, or any other medical condition, it may be worth your time to discuss whether low dose naltrexone could help to ease your symptoms and increase your quality of life.
Ways to Take Low Dose Naltrexone
One of the great things about having to obtain your low dose naltrexone from a compounding pharmacy is that you will have options for how to deliver the medication to your body. For many, taking capsules is the first thought.
But it may come as a surprise to learn that low dose naltrexone can be made into sublingual drops (placed underneath your tongue), topical creams and gels, injectables, tablets, and more, depending on your individual circumstances.
The purpose of a compounding pharmacy is to meet your unique needs, so when traditional capsules won’t work for you, The Healthy Choice can provide you with a better solution to increase the effectiveness of your low dose naltrexone.
Reach Out to a New York Compounding Pharmacy
To learn more about how your inflammation, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, or other medical condition could benefit from low dose naltrexone, schedule a consultation with your physician and get your LDN prescription filled at The Healthy Choice compounding pharmacy.
You can submit the quick contact form provided at the bottom of this page or give us a call at 914-238-1700 to further discuss your unique needs.