Low Dose Naltrexone

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an incurable debilitating disease of the central nervous system. MS affects young to middle aged adults.

Approximately 4 million worldwide have this disease. 400,000 of these people live in the United States. It can affect anyone, and can strike at anytime without warning. Once you develop this disease it will be with you for the remainder of your life, as there is no cure or known cause.

Multiple Sclerosis is a degeneration of the myelin sheath surrounding nerves in the brain and spinal cord. The part of the body effected by this disease is dependant on the nerves that are damaged.

Typical symptoms may include one or more of the following: loss of muscle coordination, unsteadiness, fatigue, speech difficulties, vision degradation, loss of bowel and bladder control and numbness in the extremities.

Many people with MS are unable to walk without assistance, requiring wither canes, walkers or wheelchairs. A percentage are bed ridden and unable to care for themselves in any way, required around the clock care.

LDN Q&A With Dr. Skip

Why does LDN have to be compounded?
LDN comes from the drug Naltrexone. Naltrexone is an FDA approved drug for opiod and alcohol addiction. The dosage for LDN (hence the term Low dose naltrexone) is much lower than a typical Naltrexone dosage.

What type of fillers do we use?
We use immediate release fillers. Any sustained released fillers will slow down absorption. This would release the medication over a long period of time and you would not get the full benefit.

When do I take LDN?
You take it at bedtime between 9 pm & 11 PM.

Why is it prescribed at bedtime?
Theoretically, So that it will work in conjunction with your immunological system at the right time.

What is the issue with the Liver?
The 50 mg tablet (The regular dose used in opiod and alcohol addiction) can increase liver enzymes. Keep in mind that these people probably already have problems with their livers so this information is inconclusive.

Can I take LDN with the other MS drugs?
You can take LDN with Copaxone but not with Avonex or Beta Seron.

Can I take LDN with Zanaflex?
Yes

Is LDN helpful with spascity?
Not Directly

Does LDN make you tired?
Not usually

What is the procedure for getting it?
Where you would like to have your medication to be mailed or let us know if you will pick it up.

What about refills?
All our prescriptions are sent Priority Mail (2-3 business days). Please make sure that you give us plenty of notice to send out your refills.

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