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This medication requires a prescription from your doctor.
1.5mg, 3mg and 4.5mg Capsules
Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is an exciting treatment option for conditions in which the patient may benefit from an enhanced immune system. There is a growing body of evidence that the body’s endorphins (naturally occurring opioids) have a critical role in regulating the immune system. Administering low dose naltrexone between 9 and 11 p.m. blocks opioid receptors for several hours during sleep, enhancing the immune system. LDN has been found to be effective in boosting the immune system in doses of 1.5-, 3- and 4.5-mg capsules.
Naltrexone was approved by the FDA in 1984 for the treatment of opioid addiction. “Low dose” naltrexone refers to the use of a dosage that is much lower than that used to treat opioid addiction. Naltrexone at this lower dose had its first human trial in 2007 and since then has shown promise as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions.
Since the FDA-approved version of naltrexone is too high a dose for treating other conditions besides opioid addiction, LDN must be custom-made at a compounding pharmacy.