Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is a drug used in lower doses for off-label indications. It is prescribed as a pharmaceutical at much higher doses to treat opioid withdrawal and similar conditions, but at a much lower dose it has immuno-modulating effects. This means it increases the production of immune cells called T-regulatory cells, which reign in overactive or dysregulated immune cells. It can also be helpful because it promotes motility in an otherwise deficient migrating motor complex, one of the issues implicated in the cause and recurrence of SIBO. It has very few side effects and is very safe, but can take up to 6 months to be fully effective. It is compounded medication and has the beneficial side effect of raising endorphin levels, which can help alleviate pain and anxiety. Currently, Dr. Daniel has experience treating patients with LDN for the following indications:
If you may be a candidate for the therapeutic use of LDN and would like to become a patient without going through the full functional medicine work-up, this option may be right for you.
This program includes a 60 minute intake appointment and 15-30 minute follow-up by video/or phone for $750.
Thereafter, you will need to have follow-ups every 6 months for 15-30 minutes to assess your usage and continue your prescription.