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  1. Low Dose Naltrexone Presented By: Craig Batagowski, PharmD, IACP (Presenter) Created By: Kiley Shelley, PharmD Candidate (Creator) Edited By: Paraj Patel, PharmD Candidate (Editor)

  2. What is Naltrexone?

  3. Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

  4. What is Low Dose Naltrexone? (LDN)

  5. Very Low dose Naltrexone (VLDN)

  6. Naltrexone Doses • Low Dose Naltrexone • 0.5 – 10 mg • Very Low Dose Naltrexone • 1- 5 mcg • Alcohol & opioid addiction • 50 mg (standard dosing)

  7. How does LDN work in the body?

  8. What side effects occur with LDN? Agitation Headache Insomnia Constipation Diarrhea Nightmares Flu-like symptoms Stomach cramping Vivid Dreams Reduced renal function Elevated liver enzymes

  9. LDN in irritable bowel disease (IBD) Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

  10. How can LDN be beneficial in IBD?

  11. LDN in Crohn’s Disease Dr. Jill Smith and colleagues

  12. LDN in Crohn’s Disease Study Presented at the 2015 American Gastroenterology Association meeting

  13. LDN in Ulcerative Colitis

  14. Benefits and limitations of LDN for IBD

  15. LDN in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM)

  16. How can LDN be beneficial in cFS and FM?

  17. Standard treatment for cfs and fm

  18. Ldn in cfs and/or fm

  19. Benefits & limitations of LDN for CFS & FM

  20. LDN in thyroid disorders Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Disease

  21. How can LDN be beneficial in thyroid disorders?

  22. Benefits & limitations of LDN for thyroid disorders

  23. In summary…

  24. resource Elsegood L ed. The LDN Book. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing; 2016.

  25. What questions do you have?