Is Low Dose Naltrexone is appropriate for patients taking psychotropic medications.

Dr Leonard Weinstock
Specialists in Gastroenterology

This is Dr. Weinstock addressing whether or not Low Dose Naltrexone is appropriate for patients
taking psychotropic medications.


Psychotropic medications can range from antidepressants, anti psychotic medications. I am not an
expert in this field however I have had some patients who are on all of these types of medications
and I’ve used Naltrexone without complications. Nonetheless, there is risk of causing a jittery
feeling or anxiety and therefore one needs to get the permission of the psychiatrist in a complicated
case.


I certainly added to all the time for patients who are on tricyclic antidepressants or SSRI’s and have
not seen any issues with these medications.


I have used in patients with autism before and there’s certainly a large body of experience that is in
one of the chapters in the first LDN book so I would direct question/answer area to those sources.
So wish you well in the treatment I would also say that the diverticulum that was mentioned would
not explain iron deficiency unless it was obvious rectal bleeding. Best of luck.