LDN effects on the heart

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LDN effects on the heart

Postby BrendaH » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:06 am

Hi all,

I've heard from a friend who asked her neuro about starting the LDN treatment the LDN can be hard on the heart. Haven't read this anywhere else, but then I haven't done an in-depth search.

Anyone else out there have more details on this?
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Postby crispy » Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:10 am

Hi Brenda, :D

Thanks for that, I haven't heard it before but it's worth checking out - If you find any more I'm sure we'd all like to hear about it :)

All the best,
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LDN/Side Effects

Postby september1968 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:14 am

Brenda,
Got this off the LDN website

Are there any side effects or cautionary warnings?
> Side effects:
LDN has virtually no side effects. Occasionally, during the first week's use of LDN, patients may complain of some difficulty sleeping. This rarely persists after the first week. Should it do so, dosage can be reduced from 4.5mg to 3mg nightly.

> Cautionary warnings:
Because LDN blocks opioid receptors throughout the body for three or four hours, people using medicine that is an opioid agonist, i.e. narcotic medication — such as Ultram, morphine, Percocet, Duragesic patch or codeine-containing medication — should not take LDN until such medicine is completely out of one's system. In addition, LDN should probably not be taken during pregnancy.

Full-dose naltrexone (50mg) carries a cautionary warning against its use in those with liver disease. This warning was placed because of adverse liver effects that were found in experiments involving 300mg daily. The 50mg dose does not apparently produce impairment of liver function nor, of course, do the much smaller 3mg and 4.5mg doses.
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Postby BrendaH » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:01 am

I had read this also on the LDN site, so was surprised to hear that it could affect the heart. Will keep looking!
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Postby debmoran » Sat May 15, 2004 11:02 am

Could you be thinking of Novantrone? You can only take a limited dose for a limited amount of time in your lifetime due to possible heart complications.

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