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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 Pain

The management of chronic pain in most cases involves the prescribing of opioids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These classes of drugs often have undesirable adverse effects and drug interactions. There is a significant need to find ways to treat pain that have less adverse effects and less risk of addiction. A promising treatment for pain that is being studied is low dose naltrexone, an opioid antagonist that was first used…
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Compounded Treatments for Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that can be managed well with lifestyle changes and medication. Although the exact causes of the condition are not known, it is often associated with a recent infection from certain types of bacteria. The treatment for ulcerative colitis can involve a variety of medications meant to induce remission of symptoms and prevent a relapse. Locally applied medications have been shown to be…
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LDN for Dermatological Conditions

It seems that new research demonstrating the benefits of daily low dose naltrexone (LDN) usage is published every month. Recently there have been case studies and reports showing that LDN may an effective treatment for dermatological conditions. A majority of existing treatments for these conditions are topical, making LDN a unique oral option that is non-toxic and can be used on a daily basis. LDN and Dermatology LDN (low-dose naltrexone)…
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Integrative Medicine and Compounding

Integrative medicine developed as a way for physicians to combine different medical philosophies into one comprehensive medical practice. While there is debate as to what constitutes “alternative” or “conventional” medicine, integrative medicine generally seeks to combine accepted treatments with those that are not as well-studied. Integrative medicine’s goal is to provide medical treatments that consider the whole person. What is Integrative Medicine? Integrative medicine aims to combine medical practices from…
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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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Naltrexone for Weight Loss

A recently approved drug for weight loss called Contrave contains 8mg of the drug naltrexone combined with 90mg of bupropion (marketed on its own as Wellbutrin). Naltrexone was first approved in a dose of 50mg per day for helping opioid and alcohol addicts improve their chances of getting sober. The lower doses were proposed later by healthcare professionals who found that the drug could benefit a variety of other health…
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Low Dose Naltrexone for Psoriasis

Currently there is no cure for psoriasis and treatment involves preventing and reducing the extent of flare-ups. Low dose naltrexone is a promising new treatment option for psoriasis. This non-toxic drug has been prescribed for many years to treat a variety of chronic conditions. Medications Available for Treating Psoriasis Commercially available medications for treating psoriasis include biologics, systemic medications like methotrexate, and topical creams. Topical creams are one of the…
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LDN for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is a treatment that is being studied for a variety of chronic conditions that affect inflammatory processes in the body. One chronic condition that LDN is being used to treat is rheumatoid arthritis, which affects more than 1.3 million Americans. While the clinical research for this particular application is preliminary, patients are already finding that regular treatment with LDN improves their rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Patient reports…
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Woodland Hills Pharmacy – Los Angeles Compounding Pharmacy

Our compounding pharmacy in Los Angeles, California serves physicians and patients with customized formulations made with high-quality ingredients. We ship medications directly to patients in the LA area and can often provide overnight delivery. Doctors and healthcare providers of all specialties consult with our pharmacy on compound formulations for their patients. Customized Ingredients We work with doctors to develop treatments that are customized to each individual patient’s needs. Many patients…
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