Can you Use Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) in Children?
You can use LDN in children. The dosage ranges are really not that different to adults for response because the number of receptors we have doesn't change dramatically from being a teenager to being an adult. However, the problem is the prescribing of LDN. You have to have a registered pediatrician or specialist to treat children and that's where we don't see an awful lot of children being prescribed or dispensed LDN because we need to have specialists to give them treatment.
The reason why we're always worried about treating children is; you don't know what the effects on development are. Although we know LDN itself is very safe we're not 100% sure that if you give LDN to a child and they take it as they are developing, we're not changing something in the way the brain develops or the way the receptors develop. So we're not sure. That's why you need to have a specialist pediatrician initiate and monitor that.