It’s important to ask questions when researching medications, especially when it comes to pain relief. Many individuals looking for alternatives to addictive opioids have found Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) can be the solution. PD Labs' Ray Solano, RPh., has become a national expert by studying and connecting with global experts in LDN, and has helped a vast amount of patients get through chronic pain.
Why is LDN only available as a compounded medication?
Naltrexone is commercially available only in a 50 mg tablet. However, low dose naltrexone (LDN) therapy is usually prescribed as 1.5 mg to 4.5 mg per day, adjusted to the correct dose depending on the patient’s response. Compounding pharmacies use naltrexone powder from FDA approved facilities to formulate individualized dosing based on a prescription order. Prescribers should ensure that the compounding facility they choose is an accredited compounding lab.
Examples of common compounded dosage forms
- Transdermal creams
- Rapid dissolve tablets (RDT’s)