A 32-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

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
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
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
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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Gradual taper: Suboxone clinics manage opiate dependence with Buprenorphine maintenance and taper therapy. Programs will start you on 16 mg per day (4 half-tablets) ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Lack of familiarity: Most physicians who do not want to prescribe a medication off label don't prescribe because of a lack of familiarity or lack of comfort in using ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
58 years experience Psychiatry
DON'T USE: By all means see addiction specialist. And don't/never use anything addictive. The pleasure centers in your brain may be ultra sensitive and unable to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Different specialtie: An addiction specialist such as a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in the human brain and behavior. A physicologist is a scientis ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month