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Low Dose Naltrexone

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Pain Medications
Has anyone else been prescribed Low Dose Naltrexone as a way to prevent tolerance to opioids? My dose is very low, but it seems to be cutting the effect of my pain meds by at least 1/3! I'm not sure what to do about this because I want to take my medicine as prescribed, but this is having the opposite effect of giving me a huge instant tolerance (I'm not sure how at .001mg dose).

Any other stories about this? Am I the only one to ever be prescribed this?


  • backhurtz,, how are ya.. i was never prescribed naltrexone, but 2 years ago i was in a treatment facility for (prior to 4 major back surgeries) and a few people there was on the naltrex. its a med to help folks get off opiates, the purpose is to eleiminate the affect the opiates have to cause less interest and hopefully get off of,,,suboxone is a med which i was on that actually probably saved my life,, it helps with cravings, withdrawals etc..
  • Well, I know it is an opioid antagonist that can be used to treat overdose patients and perhaps to block addicts from (successfully) using. But supposedly my doc is prescribing it to me in micro doses to prevent the buildup of tolerance. I did find studies showing this as a benefit. I've just never heard of anyone actually taking it. I'm not sure what his reasons are for giving it to me when I doubt he (or other docs) are giving it to other patients. I guess it is worth a try if it works. I just wish I didn't feel like a guinea pig.
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