A 32-year-old female asked:
is an addiction specialist the only type of dr who would've familiar enough with naloxone to try something off label with it?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
No: Board certification indicates meeting specific requirements but doesn't guarantee that we know what we're doing! many docs w/o specific certificate have specialized skills. Worse, many boards are just junk, made up so that someone can achieve "board certified" status. Abms is only accepted overseer of boards (altho i suppose there are a few boards waiting in wings). Ask around for reputation.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli answered
45 years experience Clinical Psychology
Addiction Specialist: There are psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors and certain physicians who may be experienced in the use of naltrexone. Most likely addiction programs in your area have personnel equipped to help you. My best.
Answered on May 29, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: I think a big issue would be the condition that is to be treated. A specialist may or may not be willing to use Naloxone off-label depending on what research shows & the doctors familiarity with the off-label use in question. I am a psychiatrist and I am trained to use Naloxone for reversal of opioid OD. So, I would limit my use of Naloxone to FDA indications.
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
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