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Compounding – Naltrexone

Understanding Naltrexone

HB Pharmacy can work with your physician to make compound Low-Dose Naltrexone as prescribed to meet your individualized needs.

Low-dose Naltrexone (LDN) has been demonstrated to reduce symptom severity in conditions such as fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and complex regional pain syndrome. Evidence suggests that LDN may operate as a novel anti-inflammatory agent in the central nervous system, via action on microglial cells. These effects may be unique to low dosages of naltrexone and appear to be entirely independent from naltrexone’s better-known activity on opioid receptors.

As a daily oral therapy, LDN is inexpensive and well-tolerated. 

Naltrexone at its normal strength is often sold under the brand names ReVia and Vivitrol among others. It is a medication primarily used to manage alcohol or opioid use disorder by reducing cravings and feelings of euphoria associated with substance use disorder. It has also been found to be effective in the treatment of other addictions and may be used for them off-label. An opioid-dependent person should not receive naltrexone before detoxification. It is taken by mouth or by injection into a muscle. Effects begin within 30 minutes. A decreased desire for opioids may take a few weeks to occur.

Naltrexone was first made in 1965 and was approved for medical use in the United States in 1984. Naltrexone, as naltrexone/bupropion (brand name Contrave), is also used to treat obesity.

Naltrexone is commercially available only in a 50 mg tablet. However, low-dose naltrexone (LDN) therapy is usually prescribed as 0.5mg-4.5 mg per day, adjusted to the correct dose depending on the patient’s response. HB Pharmacy uses naltrexone powder from FDA-approved facilities to formulate individualized dosing based on a prescription order.

 

To learn more about compounding medication, schedule a free consultation with one of our expert pharmacists! At HB Pharmacy, we’re dedicated to helping you along your journey to better health. Our staff is dedicated to creating relationships with our customers that enable them to experience better health outcomes. We make it easy to order supplements – like our quarantine support kit – from our online shop. Alternatively, visit our location in North Arlington, NJ, call us at 1-201-997-2010, or fill out the form below to speak with a compounding pharmacist today!