Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is a medication that is used off-label to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, and some types of cancer. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it blocks the effects of opioids in the body. At low doses, typically ranging from 1 to 5 mg per day, naltrexone has been found to have different effects than at higher doses. Specifically, low-dose naltrexone is believed to modulate the immune system by increasing the production of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body. By modulating the immune system, LDN has been found to be effective in reducing inflammation and relieving pain in patients with conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, LDN may help boost the immune system to fight off infections and some types of cancer. LDN is usually prescribed by a healthcare provider who specializes in LDN therapy, and patients are typically advised to take it at bedtime, as this is when the body produces the most endorphins. As with any medication, LDN may have side effects, such as insomnia, vivid dreams, and gastrointestinal symptoms, but these are typically mild and transient.
We can help with pain management by creating customized medications that are tailored to the specific needs of the patient. Pain can be a complex and multifaceted experience, and different patients may require different types of medications or combinations of medications to manage their pain effectively. AZ Compounding Pharmacy can provide personalized pain management options that may improve treatment outcomes, reduce side effects, and enhance patient satisfaction.