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naltrexone hcl

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I was just watching the ads on tv when one for a weight reduction product came up

Contrave. I noticed one of the ingredients was naltrexone hcl. This has been mentioned on here before for PD. Interesting. Supposed to stop cravings.

“Naltrexone , which blocks opioid receptors, is FDA-approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence and has shown benefit for pathological gambling. This makes it an ideal candidate to explore for the treatment of ICDs in PD. In addition, naltrexone has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in PD patients”

and bupropion which is used for depression

“Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin XL) is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD; episodes of depression that occur at the same time each year [usually in the fall and winter but rarely may occur in the spring or summer months]). Bupropion (Zyban) is used to help people stop smoking. Bupropion is in a class of medications called antidepressants. It works by increasing certain types of activity in the brain.”

looks like an interesting product!

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There's a book titled The LDN Book about low dose naltrexone. My friend swears by the benefits. There's a section on how it's used for Parkinsons. Haven't read it yet but will today.We asked my husbands neurologist if we could get it but she said no - it's off label. My niece lives south of the border so I think I'll see if she can pick some up at the local pharmacy!

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LAJ12345 in reply to slimweiss

This product has another ingredient too but they are advertising it on tv . I think dr has to prescribe but it seems to be for weight loss so if that is an issue for you maybe you can ask for it for weight loss instead if you can’t get it other ways.

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