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Low Dose Naltrexone services offered in Indianapolis, IN

At Sure Success Wellness Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, patients have access to many different treatments that can help improve their experience with a range of health issues. Under the care of Sheila Thomas, DO, low dose naltrexone is a prime example. If you’d like to learn more about how this medication might improve your symptoms, call the office or book an appointment online today. 

Low Dose Naltrexone

Low Dose Naltrexone Q & A

What is low dose naltrexone?

Naltrexone is a type of medication called an opiate antagonist. It works by blocking the receptors on your cells that allow opioids to act on your system. At full strength, naltrexone is FDA-approved for treating opioid addiction, as well as alcohol addiction. 

Naltrexone has been in use since the 1960s, and has received FDA approval in the 1980s. Today, doctors still find the medication to be a safe and effective option for addressing chronic pain and other conditions. 

In lower doses, naltrexone is often used “off-label” to treat a number of conditions. However, it’s important to understand that low dose naltrexone can cause negative interactions with other drugs, so be sure to let your provider know about any other medications or supplements you take. 

What are some uses for low dose naltrexone?

Low dose naltrexone is a powerful treatment option for several health conditions. Under the care of a skilled provider, this medication can deliver improvements for:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Emphysema
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple types of cancer

Many people find relief from these conditions through low dose naltrexone after other efforts have failed to yield similar results. The medication can be used as a stand-alone therapy, or in combination with other drugs. You might also consider incorporating treatments like IV therapy and nutrition support to help you move closer to your goals. 

How do I know if low dose naltrexone is right for me?

As with any drug therapy, determining if low dose naltrexone is a good fit for your needs requires working closely with an experienced health care provider. When you meet with your provider at Sure Success Wellness Center, be prepared to share the full details of your health history, including any previous therapies you’ve tried.

Low dose naltrexone is shown to be a safe and effective treatment option. However, side effects are possible. You might experience:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue

If these side effects arise, your provider can adjust your dose or provide other treatments to relieve them.

To find out how low dose naltrexone can help you, call Sure Success Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.