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schoolgirl
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   Posted 7/9/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone heard of this drug?  I'm not sure if I spelled it right.  It might be an 's' instead of a 'z'.  anyway, my doc had some other lady with chron's ask him to order this for her and it supposedly has made a very sick lady much better.  I'm supposed to call some pharmacy in New York to order it.  He said it is normally used for alcoholics/drug addicts?   I can't find it on the internet so thought I'd ask here.  I didn't think to ask him the brand name since I didn't think it would be difficult to research.  thanks!
Dx with Crohn's Aug 2007; celiac sprue July 2003; Type II diabetes Nov 2006.  Current meds: Entocort , Asacol, Levoxyl, Fosomax, Celebrex, Metformin ER, Vit D, Folic Acid.


schoolgirl
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   Posted 7/9/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
It's naltrexone - aka Revia. 
 
Low-dose naltrexone therapy improves active Crohn's disease.
 
The doc did say that most of the GI's he talked to were noncommittal about it.  I don't use alcohol or drugs at all and it's a 6 month trial... 
Dx with Crohn's Aug 2007; celiac sprue July 2003; Type II diabetes Nov 2006.  Current meds: Entocort , Asacol, Levoxyl, Fosomax, Celebrex, Metformin ER, Vit D, Folic Acid.


riesasmom
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   Posted 7/9/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
Its low dose naltrexone. Go the website.-lowdosenaltrexone.org. There is so much information there. There is also a yahoo chat site for LDN and IBD. Studies at Penn State show LDN is helping crohns patients.

schoolgirl
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   Posted 7/9/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks riesasmom - I found it!
Dx with Crohn's Aug 2007; celiac sprue July 2003; Type II diabetes Nov 2006.  Current meds: Entocort , Asacol, Levoxyl, Fosomax, Celebrex, Metformin ER, Vit D, Folic Acid.

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