Low Dose Naltrexone

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Learn more about this drug to treat ailments including Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, Myalgic Encephalopathy, various cancers, and autoimmune diseases.

In the search for more effective treatments for ailments such as Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, Myalgic Encephalopathy, various cancers, and autoimmune diseases, your physician may recommend Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). At Towne Lake Family Pharmacy, we can work closely with your health care provider to help you begin LDN and titrate you to your optimal LDN dose.


What Is Low Dose Naltrexone?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Low Dose Naltrexone in 1984 as a 50 mg dose to treat opium and heroin addicts because it blocks the drugs’ effects on the patients. Naltrexone effectively blocks the opioid receptors while simultaneously preventing the reception of opioid hormones the brain and adrenal glands produce. Many of the human body tissues possess these receptors, including nearly all cells of the immune system.


In 1985, a New York City physician discovered that a lower dose of the drug could enhance the patient response to HIV infection. By the mid-1990s, the same physician found that his patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases could benefit from a low dose of Naltrexone. Since then, there has been much research showing successful results using LDN to treat patients with various ailments.


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Potential Benefits of LDN

The efficacy of LDN has been demonstrated in thousands of patient cases. Physicians saw the following effects and benefits:


  • Increase in levels of beta-endorphins in patient blood, regulating cell growth
  • Protection of nerve cells, preventing dysfunction, damage, and degeneration
  • Prevention from inflammation and neuron death

For patients facing diseases and disorders related to the immune system, LDN has shown to help. These diseases and disorders include:


  • Many different cancers
  • Autoimmune diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, and Post-
  • Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Common colds
  • Emphysema
  • Depression

While there have not yet been controlled clinical trials of LDN for cancer patients, patients who have not responded to standard cancer treatments have benefited from LDN.


Dosage Forms for Low Dose Naltrexone

At Towne Lake Family Pharmacy, we are a compounding pharmacy, using our extensive experience and expertise to prepare medications, including Low Dose Naltrexone, that feature:


  • A variety of dosage forms, including capsules, sublingual drops, and creams that are helpful for patients with allergies to excipients, flavorings, and colors found in other LDN forms.
  • The optimal dose for each patient

A Compounding Pharmacy You Can Trust for LDN Preparations

When you choose our family pharmacy, you can count on receiving attentive, personalized service and customized medications, setting us apart from the rest. Taking the time to build relationships with each of our patients is a top priority.


To learn more about Low Dose Naltrexone from Towne Lake Family Pharmacy, contact us online or call 770.635.7697 to speak to one of our compounding pharmacists.


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