My therapist has suggested that I take naltrexone for my BED. I told him I would research it and get back to him next week. This appears to be a valid off-label use for naltrexone, and it doesn't appear to have many side effects... however, it looks like bulimic patients need a high does (300-400 mg) which is potentially hazardous to the liver. My questions are for anyone already taking naltrexone for disordered eating. What is your dose? Do you take a long-acting or short-acting version of the drug? What kinds of side effects did you experience? Do you feel like it has helped you with your eating disorder?
Any help provided will be much appreciated!