Naltrexone is in a class of drug known as an opiate antagonists. Its normal use is in treating addiction to opiate drugs such as heroin or morphine. Low-dose Naltrexone (LDN) has been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases in the USA since 1985, but is relatively new in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Low Dose Naltrexone is used for treatment of various auto immune diseases and cancer. Many physicians also are using LDN in cases of Autism, Hayfever/Sever Allergy and Thyroid Disease.
LDN is available in various forms :
- Sublingual Drops
There are various side effects which patients can experience.