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

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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, antipsychotic 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 add it 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 LDN 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.