Posted 13 June 2003 - 02:02 PM
I also found this....How can I obtain LDN (low-dose naltrexone) and what will it cost? > LDN can be prescribed by your doctor, and prepared by your local pharmacy.Naltrexone is a prescription drug, so your physician would have to give you an Rx after deciding that LDN appears appropriate for you. Naltrexone in the large 50mg size, originally manufactured by DuPont under the brand name ReVia, is now sold by Bristol-Meyers Squibb under that brand name. It is also sold by Mallinckrodt as Depade and by Barr Laboratories under the generic name, naltrexone. LDN is now being made available by hundreds of local pharmacies, as well as by some mail-order pharmacies, around the US. Some pharmacists have been grinding up the 50mg tablets of naltrexone to prepare the 4.5mg capsules of LDN; others use naltrexone, purchased as a powder, from a primary manufacturer.One of the first pharmacies to do so was Irmat Pharmacy in Manhattan. Their recent price for a one-month's supply of 4.5mg LDN (30 capsules) was $38. Irmat will ship it anywhere, in the US or to other countries, and will accept prescriptions from any licensed physician.> Pharmacies that are good sources of LDN: Irmat Pharmacy, New York, NY (212) 685-0500 Village Apothecary, New York, NY (212) 807-7566 Key Pharmacy, South Kent, WA (800) 878-1322 The Medicine Shoppe, Canandaigua, NY (800) 396-9970 Smith's Pharmacy, Toronto, Canada (800) 361-6624 > IMPORTANT: Make sure to specify that you do NOT want LDN in a slow-release form.Reports have been received from patients that their pharmacies have been supplying a slow-release form of naltrexone. Pharmacies should be instructed NOT to provide LDN in an "SR" or slow-release or timed-release form. Unless the low dose of naltrexone is in an unaltered form, which permits it to reach a prompt "spike" in the blood stream, its therapeutic effects may be inhibited.