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Naltrexone (Naltrexone) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Naltrexone reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 2 ratings/reviews, Naltrexone has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Naltrexone review by 60 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Multiple Sclerosis
Dosage & duration:   4.5 mg. nightly taken 1 nightly for the period of 8 years (still taking it)
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It stopped my Multiple Sclerosis progression. I still take it. There are a lot of MS patients who are using it now. It really works and is a very safe inexpensive drug.
Side effects:   I dream a little more.
Comments:   It is a FDA approved drug at 50 mg. for Drug dependent patients. It has been used in the 3 to 4.5 mg doses for MS for about 10 years. It has gained popularity in the past 5 years and is undergoing various double blind placebo testing at this time for MS, Crones Disease, Aids, and various other conditions. It is extremely safe in the Lower doses such as 4.5 mg. It is also called LDN, as an abbreviation for Low Dose Naltrexone. Once I started taking it for a few days, my MS symptoms improved and according to my Neurologist, my progression has absolutely stopped. I started taking it in 2000.

 

Naltrexone review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Crohn's
Dosage & duration:   Starting at 1.5 mg night taken 1 time at night for the period of Just started 1-1/2 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Entocort, Pentasa
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Within 1/1-/2 months I am now starting on 2 pills at night which is 3 mg. The pain that I normally get in my chest (from my Crohn's) is gone. I feel better and I am not as tired. It is a wonder drug and I wish they would run more trials so more people can gain the benefits of this drug. Other drugs started out this way and were tested off label for other diseases, why not LDN.
Side effects:   Do not have any
Comments:   I start out with 1 pill at night for 30 days, then increase to 2 pills a night for 30 days, then 3 pills a night and that is the maximum of dosage. I am assuming some people just need the 2 pills a night. Seems to be working great for me.
 


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