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What is the difference of ldn and soboxone? Are they used for pain mangement?
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
In brief: Naltrexone
Low dose Naltrexone (ldn) is not used for pain management.
Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in suboxone, does have an indication for pain management. Ldn is an antagonist (blocker) at the same receptor that Buprenorphine acts on. Buprenorphine has agonist-antagonist property at the mu receptor meaning it can cause analgesia while it blocks its relative molecules; pretty selfish molecule!

In brief: Naltrexone
Low dose Naltrexone (ldn) is not used for pain management.
Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in suboxone, does have an indication for pain management. Ldn is an antagonist (blocker) at the same receptor that Buprenorphine acts on. Buprenorphine has agonist-antagonist property at the mu receptor meaning it can cause analgesia while it blocks its relative molecules; pretty selfish molecule!
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
In brief: Similar
Ldn - Naltrexone - is a medicine that blocks the receptors on cells that respond to opiates, like morphine, to decrease or even prevent the response.
Suboxone (buprenorphine) is a medicine that blocks the receptors, but has some similar activity to opiates and can cause some pain relief. Both are used in pain management and in weaning folks off of pain medications.

In brief: Similar
Ldn - Naltrexone - is a medicine that blocks the receptors on cells that respond to opiates, like morphine, to decrease or even prevent the response.
Suboxone (buprenorphine) is a medicine that blocks the receptors, but has some similar activity to opiates and can cause some pain relief. Both are used in pain management and in weaning folks off of pain medications.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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