Are addiction drugs effective for COVID-19 sequelae? (News)

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Submitted by baileylynn_100964 on Wed, 12/07/2022 - 01:04

Are addiction drugs effective for COVID-19 sequelae? (In Japanese)

Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Sciences
06 December 2022

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) may be effective against long COVID. Normally, 50 to 200 mg a day  of naltrexone is used for treatment of drug addiction, etc. However, taking low doses (1.75 to 4.5 mg) of naltrexone (LDN). It regulates the immune system through actions such as increasing the number of opioid receptors in cells, and is thought to have the effect of stopping the progression of various diseases such as collagen disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and Crohn's disease