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Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Naltrexone (Overview)

Naltrexone is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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What is naltrexone and how does it help autoimmune issues?

What is naltrexone and how does it help autoimmune issues?

Opioid blocker: Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids in the body. The mechanism by which it works has not been determined precisely. The brief blockade of opioid receptors between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. that is caused by taking it at bedtime each night is believed to produce an increase of endorphins which then positively affect immune system. Precise mechanism still not determined. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Blixt
212 doctors shared insights

Naltrexone (Overview)

Naltrexone is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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Will I get addicted to naltrexone?

Will I get addicted to naltrexone?

No: Naltrexone is not addictive, there are no withdrawals if stopped, however cravings may return. But in and of it self there is no abuse potential. In fact it can take a higher degree of motivation to stay on it. ...Read more

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Who is naltrexone appropriate for? Just those who have addictions to the strongest of opiates? I've been em 3x a week for 2 months. Who can prescribe

Who is naltrexone appropriate for? Just those who have addictions to the strongest of opiates? I've been em 3x a week for 2 months. Who can prescribe

Cravings: Naltrexone is used in the treatment of addictions as a proven help to lower cravings. It is used in those with opiate addiction, as well as others such as for alcoholics. ...Read more

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Can you use naltrexone therapy for codiene addicts?

Can you use naltrexone therapy for codiene addicts?

Yes: Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used for treatment of alcohol and opioid addictions. ...Read more

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Is low dose naltrexone effective for MDS?

Is low dose naltrexone effective for MDS?

See below: Assuming you mean myelodysplasia - there is no evidence. The evidence of its working as an immune modulator is intriguing but not well accepted. This is one step further using is after a "premalignant" transformation. I doubt it can hurt but doubt it will have benefit ...Read more

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