February 2017

Naltrexone Side Effects


Naltrexone Side Effects Naltrexone is generally well tolerated, but like all medications, it has the potential to cause side effects. The frequency of serious side effects is very low. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal, including upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The frequency of side effects is below: nausea [...]

Naltrexone Side Effects2021-09-08T13:32:38+00:00

January 2017

Naltrexone and Lactose Intolerance


Naltrexone and Lactose Intolerance If you have lactose intolerance, you should be aware that lactose monohydrate is an inactive ingredient in naltrexone. Monosaccharides are simple sugars that include glucose, fructose, and galactose. These simple sugars unite to create disaccharides, such as sucrose and lactose. Lactose is derived from the Latin word [...]

Naltrexone and Lactose Intolerance2017-05-13T00:55:57+00:00

December 2016

Why is the Sinclair Method not used more often?


 Why Isn't the Sinclair Method Used More Often? I am often asked why Naltrexone is not prescribed more often for Alcohol Use Disorders, given that it is: FDA-Approved for Alcohol Dependence (since 1994) Generally well-tolerated (upset stomach is the most common side effect) Inexpensive (about $1.25/pill out of pocket).   One [...]

Why is the Sinclair Method not used more often?2021-09-02T18:56:39+00:00

November 2016

Gabapentin for Alcohol Dependence


Gabapentin for Alcoholism Gabapentin was originally approved by the FDA to treat seizure disorders.  It has also been found to be effective for a number of disorders in neurology (neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome) and psychiatry (insomnia, anxiety disorders). In recent years, evidence has been mounting for its effectiveness [...]

Gabapentin for Alcohol Dependence2021-09-08T12:20:18+00:00

August 2016

Gabapentin for Sleep


Gabapentin for Sleep Gabapentin (Neurontin) increases slow-wave sleep and is a safe, effective treatment for insomnia. It is a widely prescribed medication in neurology and psychiatry. In neurology, it is used for seizures, neuropathic pain, migraines, and restless legs syndrome. In psychiatry, it is used for insomnia, anxiety, and alcohol dependence. It is [...]

Gabapentin for Sleep2021-10-21T16:25:04+00:00

August 1997

Naltrexone and Alcohol Dependence: Role of Subject Compliance


Naltrexone and Alcohol Dependence:  The Role of Subject Compliance Background: Two previous double-blind, placebo-controlled studies demonstrated that naltrexone (50 mg/d) reduces alcohol drinking in alcohol-dependent subjects. In both studies, treatment compliance was excellent. However, a robust treatment effect size for naltrexone relative to placebo has been shown for compliant subjects but [...]

Naltrexone and Alcohol Dependence: Role of Subject Compliance2017-07-21T19:51:26+00:00