Low-Dose Naltrexone


      There are currently over 90 studies published on the various uses of low dose naltrexone, from pain relief, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and even cancer. Low dose of the opioid antagonist naltrexone (LDN) is being used clinically off-label to treat auto-immune diseases and cancer or at least lessening some of the symptoms individuals are having, by exerting a profound inhibitory effect on cell proliferation. 

    Since the patent of LDN has expired, it needs to be compounded by a pharmacy and is taken at bedtime. The few reported side effects may be related to opioid blockade at night. Occasionally patients report anxiety, insomnia, vivid dreaming or nightmares. To avoid side effects, the dose is started at 1/3 the dose and can be given earlier in the evening.

    You cannot take LDN if you are on chronic opioid medications.

    The cost is $250 for the initial visit and then $200 for follow-up visits every 1-3 months. This does not include the cost of the medication.