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Low-Dose Naltrexone: A New Therapy Option for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I Patients

Title
Low-Dose Naltrexone: A New Therapy Option for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I Patients
Publication Type
Journal Article
Research Type
Human
Reported as
Case Report/Series/Restrospective Study
Date
May 31, 2016
Authors
Sturn KM, Collin M.
Institution
Midwestern University-Chicago College of Pharmacy; Healthway Compounding Pharmacy
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Abstract

Naltrexone (an opioid antagonist) has long been used in patients overcoming alcohol and opioid dependency. However, at doses one-tenth of those commonly prescribed for the above conditions, an unexpected effect occurs that aids in alleviating pain. Although there are currently no randomized clinical trials supporting the use of low-dose naltrexone, we present a case study describing the impact of compounding low-dose naltrexone that has dramatically improved the patient's pain symptoms which were refractory to other treatments.