What Does Your Doctor Will Need to Know before Prescribing Naltrexone?
Not every patient can derive weight-loss benefits from naltrexone. Therefore, your doctor will ask some questions to determine whether you can benefit from this medication. They will ask or check whether you have allergies, a depression history, mental illness history, high blood pressure, glaucoma, eating disorders, substance use disorder, kidney disease, liver disease, and whether you are currently under other medications. The ideal patient for LDN should be relatively young, have no heart problem history, have no seizure history, and not be diabetic. The person should also have previously tried exercise and diet plans but couldn’t see changes.
Variables that May Influence Naltrexone Weight Loss
Different factors may affect how much body mass you lose after starting the medication.
The weight you lose is related to the dose you take. However, this doesn’t mean you should take a large dose. Note that adequate body mass loss only happens within a specific dosage range. The benefits can not be achieved outside the prescribed dose range.
Duration of Use
The duration over which you take medication will determine how much weight you shed. Taking the drug for a few days or weeks won’t lead to significant changes. Considerable changes occur after several months, and you can yield better results if you continue using the drug for several years. However, some patients fail to observe any benefits even after prolonged use.
Some drugs and supplements can affect how much weight you lose. Therefore, it’s important to talk to your doctor about any other medication you take.