The Promise of Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy: Potential Benefits in Cancer, Autoimmune, Neurological and Infectious Disorders

The Promise of Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy: Potential Benefits in Cancer, Autoimmune, Neurological and Infectious Disorders

by Elaine A. Moore, Samantha Wilkinson
     
 

Naltrexone is an opiate antagonist drug developed in the 1970s and approved by the FDA in 1984 for opiate and drug abuse treatment. When used at much lower doses in an off-label protocol referred to as low dose naltrexone (LDN), the drug has been shown to halt disease progression in Crohn's disease and certain cancers, to reduce symptoms in multiple sclerosis and

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Naltrexone is an opiate antagonist drug developed in the 1970s and approved by the FDA in 1984 for opiate and drug abuse treatment. When used at much lower doses in an off-label protocol referred to as low dose naltrexone (LDN), the drug has been shown to halt disease progression in Crohn's disease and certain cancers, to reduce symptoms in multiple sclerosis and autism, and to improve numerous autoimmune and neurodegenerative conditions, including Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Grounded in clinical and scientific research, this book describes the history of naltrexone, its potential therapeutic uses, its effects on the immune system, its pharmacological properties, and how the drug is administered. It also lists fillers and compounding pharmacies, doctors who prescribe LDN, and patient resources, and includes interviews with LDN patients and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437153
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
McFarland Health Topics
Pages:
223
Sales rank:
415,266
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword Yash Pal Agrawal Agrawal, Yash Pal

Preface

Introduction

1 The War on Drugs - A History of Naltrexone

2 LDN in Autoimmune Diseases

3 LDN in Multiple Sclerosis

4 LDN in Neurodegenerative Disorders

5 LDN in Cancer

6 LDN in Autism Spectrum Disorders

7 LDN in Wound Healing and Infections

8 The Immune System and LDN in HIV/AIDS

9 The LDN Experience: A Patient's Guide to LDN

10 The Potential Benefits and Future of LDN

Chapter Notes

Glossary

Appendix Clinical Trials of LDN and Related Compounds

Resources

Index

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