LOW-DOSE NALTREXONE (LDN)

PATIENT PORTAL

Naltrexone is not a new drug. It was FDA-approved in 1984 to treat opioid and alcohol addiction but has been well studied since the 1960s. To treat addiction a dose of 50mg - 300mg is typically used, but a much smaller dose of 0.5mg - 9mg daily was found to help modulate the immune system and may help provide relief to those suffering from chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and mental health challenges.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Low-Dose Naltrexone is an antagonist for the Opiate/Endorphin receptors. What this means is that Naltrexone works by stimulating your body’s production of endorphins (naturally occurring opioids). Over the past 10 years there has been a growing body of evidence that these endorphins are believed to have a critical role in regulating your body’s immune response. By improving immune response, we see a reduction in inflammation – the leading cause of health issues.
The typical dose of Low-Dose Naltrexone is 0.5 to 9mg daily but can vary tremendously from patient to patient. The key to success in using LDN is an understanding that optimal dosing is ultimately patient specific and not based on a one-sized-fits-all approach. Some patients find success very quickly, while others may need time to find optimal dosing strategies. This patient-specific approach is what makes it critical to work with a provider or one of our knowledgeable clinical pharmacists to ensure success using LDN.

WHAT STRENGTH IS RIGHT FOR ME?

WHAT IS THE DOSAGE FORM OF LDN?

LDN is most prescribed as a tablet or capsule that can easily be taken by mouth. Other forms include topical creams, sublingual drops or tablets, and suppositories.

CUSTOMIZED, CLEAN FORMULATIONS.

We know each patient is unique and understand the complex nature of certain disease states. We understand the need to find a treatment that will not cause a reaction or worsen symptoms. We take pride in working with patients to meet their needs for specialized strengths or formulas.

Our LDN tablets have been formulated from the ground up to be as “clean” as possible. They are dye and stearate free and contain a minimal amount of well-tolerated filler.

Our utilization of alternative fillers and bases allows us to create individualized formulas with detail to patients’ food and drug allergies as well as any dietary restrictions.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

LDN is well tolerated in most patients. However, care should be taken to slowly increase the dose to avoid side effects.

Common Side Effects:

Sleep Disturbances

Mild Headache

Mild Agitation

Nausea/GI Effects

    HOW DO I GET STARTED?

    Print out this Patient-Prescriber LDN Leaflet and take it to your prescriber to help start the conversation about LDN as a treatment option.


    If you do not currently have a prescriber and need help finding one, call one of our clinical pharmacist, email us, or use the contact form below.

    Phone -(855) 485-8600

    Email - info@genesis-rx.com

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