When Does Low-Dose Naltrexone Start Working?
Chronic illness can make daily life challenging. Finding remedies that work well to provide relief plays a significant role. Concern over how long it takes for drugs to start working is natural.
So, how long until LDN takes effect?
The correct answer is that it varies based on the patient and illness being treated. In general, however, most patients will feel the full effects of LDN after 8 weeks (2 months).
Variations for Individuals
The effectiveness of LDN is highly dependent on the individual. Some may experience benefits reasonably quickly, and others may not experience relief at all.
LDN tolerance and dosage size may also affect the individual’s reaction to the drug.
What Does Dosaging Look Like?
New patients to LDN will typically start with a dosage size of 1.5 mg. They continue to increase in increments of 1.5 mg every month.
After one month, the patient will increase to 3 mg. After two months, the patient will settle on a 4.5 mg dosage. This coincides with patients typically seeing results after two months.
Patients will work with their doctor and pharmacist throughout the process to determine tolerability and proper dosage changes. By no means are patients locked into increasing by 1.5 mg.
Naltrexone vs Low-Dose Naltrexone
Naltrexone is a drug used to treat addictions such as alcohol abuse and opioid dependence. A typical dose of naltrexone measures 50 mg. It is FDA-approved to treat the above conditions.
Low-dose naltrexone is an off-label use for this drug. At much lower doses (4.5 mg compared to 50 mg), studies have shown preliminary evidence of its ability to help people with fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, mental health, and more.
Learn More About LDN at ClearSpring Pharmacy
Only compounding pharmacies can fill LDN prescriptions. To learn more about LDN and how it works, please get in touch with our excellent staff at ClearSpring Pharmacy.
We have years of experience prescribing LDN with many success stories.
You can call or text our pharmacy or fill out a form for a prompt response!