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Low Dose Naltrexone Dosage

Low dose naltrexone is used to treat a variety of chronic conditions that often do not respond to other treatments. The drug has been getting a lot of attention lately from both prescribers and patients due to its demonstrated efficacy and safety and also its low monthly cost. However there is a lot of misinformation out there about the correct dosing for naltrexone. While the research on low dose naltrexone…
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Low Dose Naltrexone for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Many chronic conditions can potentially benefit from the use of low dose naltrexone (LDN). We have already discussed some of these applications on our blog including psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Recent studies have found positive results when LDN is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). For many patients, current treatments for IBD do not work or lose effectiveness over time. LDN was investigated as a long-term treatment option because…
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Cholesytramine Uses

Cholestyramine (CSM) is has been used for many years and has a variety of possible applications. It is FDA-approved to lower cholesterol levels but has numerous off-label uses. Cholestyramine’s ability to bind to toxins makes it an especially useful treatment for biotoxin illness. It is used to treat many conditions including diabetes, Crohn’s, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), and hyperthyroidism. Cholestyramine itself is not absorbed by the body, but binds…
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Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Capsules

What is LDN?

Key Points LDN is a lower dose of the FDA-approved drug naltrexone, which has been used for many years to treat opioid addiction. Evidence continues to grow that LDN can be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions including Crohn’s, lupus, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis. LDN can only be obtained from a compounding pharmacy since the lower dosages of naltrexone are not FDA-approved. LDN Advantages Low cost: LDN is…
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Low Dose Naltrexone for Crohn’s Disease

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a drug that can provide therapeutic benefits for many chronic conditions. LDN refers to a lower dose of the FDA-approved drug naltrexone – an opioid antagonist used to treat opioid addiction. Opioid antagonists have been shown to improve healing and tissue repair. LDN has both anti-inflammatory and immunological effects and is used by doctors to treat symptoms of inflammation throughout the body. Crohn’s disease has…
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Compounded Treatment Options for Anal Fissures

An anal fissure is a tear in the anus that can result from bowel problems like passing hard stools, constipation, and chronic diarrhea. They can also result from anal sex, rectal examination, or other trauma to the anus. Certain inflammatory bowel conditions like Crohn’s disease make a person more susceptible to having anal fissures. They are a fairly common condition frequently seen by colon and rectal surgeons and gastroenterologists. Symptoms…
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Low Dose Naltrexone and Chronic Illness

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is a promising treatment with the potential to help a variety of conditions and improve the immune system. While it is still being studied, there is growing evidence that this prescription medication can help with several chronic illnesses. 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…
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