New uses for an old drug

Naltrexone is a prescription medication that was FDA-approved over 30 years ago for the treatment of opiate and alcohol addiction. Traditionally used in a dose of 50 mg, naltrexone can help those who have stopped taking narcotics to stay drug-free and alcoholics to stay alcohol-free.

Over the past several years, case reports have emerged about the benefits of using low doses of naltrexone (4.5 mg or less) to help those suffering from cancer, as well as Multiple Sclerosis, Chron’s disease, and various other autoimmune diseases. At low doses, naltrexone is an inexpensive drug with minimal side effects,

Stanford University researchers recently found low-dose naltrexone (LDN) to help those suffering from chronic pain. LDN was shown to improve pain, fatigue, sleep, mood, and physical function in chronic pain patients. LDN is not commercially available. It is a prescription medication that has to be specially compounded. For more information about LDN, please read The LDN Book by Linda Elsegood (ISBN-13: 978-1603586641).

Comments: It is important to be open-minded when diligently searching for solutions to overcome life-altering or life-threatening illnesses. Sometimes, “off-label” or alternative use of FDA-approved medications may be the best option for your condition. Life-saving treatments and breakthrough options are available. There are drugs being successfully used at doses much lower than the doses originally approved (“micro-doses”), or for purposes other than what they were originally indicated for. They are often ignored by mainstream medicine but can offer new hope for illnesses and symptoms that do not respond to traditional therapy.