Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) refers to the dosage of Naltrexone that is usually 5mg or less which is approximately 10% or less of the usual opioid or alcohol treatment dose. These dosages do require a prescription and must be compounded by compounding pharmacy. At this lower dosage, naltrexone exhibits adaptogenic qualities, including anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions, which have not been reported at the normal dosage. Studies have shown that it can be beneficial in many autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and for any person with immune system dysfunction.
LDN has a vast history of being an established prescription medication in many other areas of medical treatment. Since many studies have shown such promise with low dose naltrexone therapy, more studies are being conducted to investigate LDN effectiveness in many other autoimmune diseases. LDN is often used in addition to traditional prescription medications that are typical for treating these various conditions.
Conditions that LDN has been prescribed for:
- - UlcerativeColitis
- - Scleroderma
- - Sarcoidosis
- - Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- - Psoriasis
- - Parkinson’s Disease
- - Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- - Lupus
- - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- - Thyroid Disorders (Hashimoto’s and Thyroiditis)
- - Fibromyalgia
- - Endometriosis
- - Crohn’s Disease
- - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- - Celiac Disease
- - Autism
- - Anti-Aging
- - Ankylosing Spondylitis
- - Alzheimer’s Disease
- - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Common Side Effects:
LDN is known to be very safe and well tolerated one of the most exciting aspects of this drug. Side effects are often very minimal with some reports of vivid dreams and interrupted sleep during the initial titration and adjustment period. These may develop rapidly upon initial treatment but will subside over time. Low dose naltrexone is compatible with most prescription drugs except opioid narcotics. Naltrexone is an opiate blocker so it inhibits the analgesic effects of opioid narcotics so they need to be completely out of the system before starting LDN.
The LDN Pharmacy You Can Trust
- - Our LDN Troches have the ability of dosing flexibility and are easier and cheaper to titrate than capsules
- - We offer hypo-allergenic capsules that contain no calcium, gluten, lactose, corn, dairy, soy or dyes. At Key Pharmacy, we know diet and allergies are a major part of autoimmune disorders.
- - Does not contain fillers that interfere with absorption.
- - Brand new State-of-the art Compounding facility
- - Multiple strengths available. Delivery and Shipping available
- - Experienced Compounding pharmacy team
- - Excellent customer service and competitive pricing
We Compound LDN
- - Scored Troches (0-5mg)
- - Oral Sublingual Drops
- - Oral Suspensions
- - Veggie Capsules (Your choice of filler: Mannitol, Loxoral, Vitamin C, Methylcellulose, Lactosr, Sodium Bicarbonate or other)
- - Topical Creams
- - Ultra Low Dose Naltrexone (ULDN)
If you have any questions about LDN, please give our pharmacist a call!