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4 Jul 2012
Naltrexone is indicated in the treatment of alcohol dependence and for the blockade of the effects of exogenously administered opioids.
Naltrexone has not been shown to provide any therapeutic benefit except as part of an appropriate plan of management for the addictions.
However, please do seek medical advice, I don't think its used for weight loss!
Please take care, best wishes!
7 Sep 2012
Yes. I am in a clinical study being performed by my doctor. I have been participating for 6 weeks and have lost 15 lbs. It is a 4 year study to help with FDA approval. The side effectsI are midafternoon mild nausea, mild constipation and headaches when first started taking. The headaches have eased. They were mild in the first place. I forget to eat most of the time. Definitely not as interested in it. I am very glad I didn't get a placebo. Because of the side effects, I definitely know I am receiving the real thing. I hope this answers your questions.
8 Sep 2012
I have been taking LDN at the 4.5 mg dose for almost 2 months now. I was hoping it would help with the fibro pain. I'm not too sure. As far as weight loss, I never heard that one before. I have been losing a lot of weight being in all this pain. I don't get really hungry, and sometimes I'll just drink a bottle of Boost. I had pretty much lost my appetite way before I started the LDN. I guess I'm not much help. My problem isn't weight loss, it's fibro pain, etc.
10 Oct 2013
I have been on it for over six months for weight loss coupled with welbutrin and oral albuterol to increase my metabolism. I am working closely with a weight loss specialist and have seen a significant decrease in appetite and a loss of about 25 lbs in that time. I also workout 5 days a week and am better able to stay away from sweet foods because of the drug. I have always worked out this much so I do attribute the losses to the help of the drugs. Hope that helps.
12 Mar 2014
Low dose naltrexone is used by some health care providers for patients with autoimmune disorders. It is not used specifically for weight loss. However, it can be useful in treating autoimmune disorders that lead to weight gain. I am taking LDN for Hashimoto's thyroiditis. A condition which slows the metabolism. The LDN resets the immune system, and I have found it easier to lose weight since I started taking it. Google Holtorf med.
26 Jan 2015
Interesting question. Recent research has suggested that wheat (genetically modified form which is used extensively since the mid 80's) stimulates the opioid receptors. It would make sense that naltrexone would reduce appetite since wheat is such a common staple in our diet.
It also has been very helpful in reducing problem drinkers attachment to alcohol. See the book "The Cure for Alcoholism".
A Sands MD
3 Mar 2015
Hey there, I am 1 week into taking Naltrexone (50mg) to curb my binge eating. So far it's been helping a little, and surprisingly I've had absolutely no horrible side effects other than constipation. I take the Naltrexone at about 8pm. I keep hearing a lot of people say that they immediately lose weight, feel nauseous, etc... Since I haven't lost any weight yet, has the medication just not kicked in? Can anyone else give any more comments about losing weight on Naltrexone?
Just a small back story... I was prescribed this because I put 20 lbs on in 2 months from taking Effexor, which increased my binging. (I was 118 and went up to 138)
11 Mar 2015
Hi... I have had the naltrexone shot 3 times now not for weight loss but for opioid dependancy and I have lost about 10 lbs.. Not intention but will take it.. Please read all side effects before you decide on this method though.. It does cause serious insomnia... Hope this helps... Take care... Best wishes
- Naltrexone Information for Consumers
- Naltrexone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Naltrexone (detailed)
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