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What are the side effects of naltrexone and LDN?

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Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2014
Question: I am taking 4mg of naltrexone at night . It has started to strenghthen me. I have the coxsackie virus. I have taken LDN for two months. I am concerned about side effects in the future. I have had the virus for 18 years and each time it erupts it wears me down. I take Chinese flower herbs to bring it down. But it is in my blood. And advice would be appreciated. Thank you. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G (2 hours later)
Brief Answer: Tiredness, Headache, Weight gain, Withdrawal sympt Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Along with its needed effects, Naltrexone may cause some unwanted effects. The following are the more common side effects of Naltrexone 1. Unusual tiredness 2. Headache 3. Abdominal cramps or pain 4. Anxiety, nervousness, restlessness 5. Trouble in sleeping 6. Joint or muscle pain 7. Nausea or vomiting It may also cause 1. Hallucinations or seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there 2. Mental depression or other mood or mental changes 3. Ringing or buzzing in the ears 4. Confusion 5. Blurred vision, aching, burning, or swollen eyes 6. Discomfort while urinating and/or frequent urination 7. Weight gain If any of the above side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, please either write back or consult your primary care physician. Naltrexone is potential to cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop the drug abruptly. Thus stop the drug by gradually reducing the dose. Hope this helps. Please write back for further queries. Wishing you good health.
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What are the side effects of naltrexone and LDN?

Brief Answer: Tiredness, Headache, Weight gain, Withdrawal sympt Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Along with its needed effects, Naltrexone may cause some unwanted effects. The following are the more common side effects of Naltrexone 1. Unusual tiredness 2. Headache 3. Abdominal cramps or pain 4. Anxiety, nervousness, restlessness 5. Trouble in sleeping 6. Joint or muscle pain 7. Nausea or vomiting It may also cause 1. Hallucinations or seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there 2. Mental depression or other mood or mental changes 3. Ringing or buzzing in the ears 4. Confusion 5. Blurred vision, aching, burning, or swollen eyes 6. Discomfort while urinating and/or frequent urination 7. Weight gain If any of the above side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, please either write back or consult your primary care physician. Naltrexone is potential to cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop the drug abruptly. Thus stop the drug by gradually reducing the dose. Hope this helps. Please write back for further queries. Wishing you good health.