Low Dose Naltrexone

Low-dose naltrexone is used in the treatment of auto-immune diseases, cancer, autism, and thyroid disease. Naltrexone is commercially available in only a 50mg tablet. However, low dose naltrexone (LDN) therapy is usually prescribed as 0.5 mg to 4.5 mg per day, adjusted to the correct dose depending on the patient's response. Alexandria Compounding Pharmacy uses naltrexone powder from FDA approved facilities to formulate individualized dosing based on a prescription order.

Alexandria Compounding Pharmacy compounds LDN in different dosage forms:

  • Capsules
  • Suspensions
  • Transdermal creams
  • And more, based on patient needs

If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or cancer and are looking for support, low dose naltrexone may benefit you. Discuss with your physician today whether LDN is right for you. Alexandria Compounding Pharmacy will work with your doctor to determine the best LDN compounded prescription for you.

Benefits of Low-Dose Naltrexone

Various types of cancer:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon & rectal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer (non-small cell)
  • Lymphocytic Leukemia (chronic)
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Ovarian caner
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Throat cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Various Autoimmune Diseases:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus

Side Effects of Low-Dose Naltrexone

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Many patients who start low dose naltrexone therapy do not experience any side effects. Some side effects that patients may experience, that usually subside within a few weeks, are:

More Common

  • Abdominal or stomach cramping or pain (mild or moderate)
  • anxiety, nervousness, restlessness or trouble sleeping
  • headache
  • joint or muscle pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • unusual tiredness

Less Common

  • Chills
  • constipation
  • cough, hoarseness, runny or stuffy nose, sinus problems, sneezing, or sore throat
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • fast or pounding heartbeat
  • increased thirst
  • irritability
  • loss of appetite
  • sexual problems in males

If you have a nutritional deficiency, it may worsen your condition. With that being said, your compounding pharmacist can prepare vitamins, minerals, and specific supplements unique to you and your needs.