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Is naltrexone used for treatment of a sex addiction?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
No: Naltrexone is for opioid and also used with alcohol abuse maintenance program.
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
It can be: Theoretically it can be. I am not aware of any major study done to show that it is effective or not.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't know how wide-: spread this off-label use would be. Naltrexone has been used off-label to treat compulsive behaviors because it can help to block the release of dopamine. See “Internet sex addiction treated with naltrexone.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18241634
Last updated Nov 17, 2018

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