This medicine is commonly used to treat alcohol dependence. Physicians may also prescribe this medication to treat opioid addiction and lessen the symptoms of the following health conditions. For example fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and others. LDN 3 mg works by blocking the euphoric feelings (highs) that people may experience after using alcohol or opiates. It also decreases the craving and helps you to stay away from them. The active ingredient is Naltrexone. Despite that, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as iron oxides, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, lactose monohydrate, crospovidone, silicon dioxide, and others. LDN 3 mg belongs to a group of medicines called opiate antagonists.
The manufacturer of LDN 3 mg is Healing Pharma.
Administer the pill whole by mouth with or without food usually, once daily or as directed by your doctor. While swallowing, do not crush, break, or chew the tablet because you may notice a bitter taste in your mouth. Use a glass of water (4 ounces/ 120 mL) to administer this medicine and avoid other beverages such as alcohol or grapefruit juice because your risk of adverse effects may increase. You can administer the tablet with milk or light food if nausea or upset stomach occurs. To get a better effect from LDN 3 mg, taking the medicine at a fixed time every day is advised. You should not use Naltrexone more often than is allowed because your disease will not improve faster. In some cases, your healthcare professional may gradually increase the dosage or even change the medicine.
If you prefer the liquid form of this medicine, measure the dose carefully with a special spoon or cup. However, do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose, which may also elevate your risk of adverse reactions. If you see no improvements in your health condition in the first week of treatment, contact a doctor immediately.
Commonly, the dosages are based on your response to therapy, age, other drugs you may use, and the severity of your health condition. Thereby, doctors prescribe different dosages for their patients. In case you are unsure what dosage is better for you, discuss it with your doctor or avoid using this product. Additionally, you should not interrupt the treatment suddenly without a physician’s approval because it may lead to a return of the symptoms. Therefore, your condition may become difficult to treat.
- LDN 1.5 mg
- LDN 3 mg
In case, you miss a dose, you should administer it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose, if it is near the time for the next dose. Do not take a double dose the next time, trying to catch up because it may cause severe adverse effects.
If you decide to administer more tablets than are allowed by your doctor, you may experience an overdose. Thus, it is advised to ask for medical help right away and stop taking Naltrexone if any of the following symptoms appear. Examples include passing out, severe dizziness, breathing problems, fast or pounding heartbeat, and others. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Side Effects of LDN 3 mg
LDN 3 mg may give you certain adverse effects during treatment. Overdose and allergy are some factors that can provoke negative effects. There are three types of side effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Usually, most patients ignore this category of adverse effects. One factor that can cause mild side effects is dehydration. Hence, to diminish this issue, you should increase your water intake. Check some examples below:
Moderate Side Effects
Patients commonly can continue the treatment safely even if they notice any of the following side effects. Furthermore, your physician may be able to help you to prevent or avoid side effects. For example:
Severe Side Effects
You may rarely notice this category of adverse effects usually due to an increased dose of LDN 3 mg. However, if you experience any of the following negative effects, interrupt administering Naltrexone and consult a physician at once. Check below some examples:
- Mental or mood disorders (such as visual hallucinations, extreme sleepiness, confusion, and others)
- Bone or joint pain
- Sleeping problems (insomnia)
- Abdominal pain
Consult a doctor if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects because this document does not contain all possible side effects.
There are some medicines and substances that may interact with Naltrexone. It means that other drugs may change how LDN 3 mg works by increasing the risk of negative effects or decreasing the effectiveness of the drug. Before taking Naltrexone, it is advised to inform your doctor about all products that you are using. Examples include prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, supplements, herbal products, vitamins, and others. Check some examples below:
Discuss with a healthcare provider before using this product because this document does not contain a full list of drug interactions. Moreover, it is not allowed to start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may experience unpleasant results.
In case you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or have any other allergies, tell your physician. Share your medical history with your doctor before taking this medicine. Examples include:
- Hepatic or renal dysfunction
- Kidney or liver disease
Naltrexone may affect your ability to drive. Do not drive while you are on treatment with LDN 3 mg until you can do it safely. In addition, avoid alcohol and marijuana during treatment because you may experience severe dizziness or drowsiness.
Talk to a doctor if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant before using LDN 3 mg. Additionally, discuss with a healthcare professional before breastfeeding because Naltrexone passes into breast milk.
- It is advised to store this medicine at room temperature (below 30C or 86 F degrees) and away from direct sunlight and moisture. Therefore, you should not keep Naltrexone in the bathroom.
- Keep away LDN 3 mg from the reach of children and pets because it may be harmful to them.