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Low Dose Naltrexone FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

As a pharmacist, I have often found that many patients that are new to LDN (low dose naltrexone) therapy tend to have many questions about it. This isn’t surprising, given that LDN is not a mass-marketed medication and there is a lack of good, reliable information online available. The following is an FAQ for LDN therapy that I hope will help answer many common questions I receive about LDN. What are the side effects? In general, most patients tend to have few, if any side effects when starting low dose naltrexone therapy. The most common side effect that can occur from LDN therapy is sleep interference. Some patients sleep better and more deeply, some have difficulty staying asleep. It seems to be a flip of the coin. I would say I tend to see about 5% of patients have either side effect. Most patients have no issues at all with their sleep while taking LDN. I recommend to patients that if LDN is causing them difficulty sleeping, to simply take their LDN in the morning vs at night. I firmly believe that they will still reap the benefits of LDN, without the sleep difficulties. Is LDN expensive? No – at Trinova Health, it is less than $1 per day. Does my insurance cover it? As a rule of thumb, the general answer is no. I always advise patients to check with their plan to see if their health plan provides coverage for compounded medications, but in general, many insurance plans do not cover compounded medications. The usual cost per month often ends up being less expensive than a typical monthly...

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Feeling out of balance? Trinova Health can help! We are leading experts in the compounding of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Whether you’re a man or a woman, Trinova Health has solutions that can restore you so that you’ll feel “like yourself again”! By utilizing natural, plant derived hormones, we can make aging feel optional – not mandatory! Possible symptoms of unbalanced hormones include fatigue, lack of energy, mental fogginess, decreased libido/sex-drive, disturbed sleep or insomnia, and depression. By replacing hormones using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we can often reduce or eliminate the symptoms described above. Hormone replacement therapy is the process of replacing the bodies natural hormones that have decreased through the process of aging. We can help! Call us at 844-219-2139 today, or simply fill out the secure contact form below and we’ll get back to you within 24 business hours! Name(required) Email(required) Phone Number Comment(required) DISCLAIMER Trinova Health is a licensed pharmacy located in Tampa, Florida that only engages in compounding in response to a practitioners prescription. A written prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for compounded medication. The information on the site is general in nature and is only intended for use as an educational tool. You should consult your physician or a Trinova Health pharmacist if you have any specific questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of any health problems, including hormone replacement therapy. Information and statements about products and health conditions have not been evaluated by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), nor has the FDA approved the products to diagnose, cure or prevent...

Suffering with Pain?

Do you currently struggle with pain? Tired of taking pills that may cause organ damage and could be addictive? Would you like pain relief that goes to work immediately, applied right where it hurts? Trinova Health has many different options to meet nearly any budget! Are you on Medicare? We have affordable out of pocket pain cream solutions for you too! Simply fill out the form below, and a representative will contact you within 24 hours! Name(required) Email(required) Telephone Number(required) Comment DISCLAIMER Trinova Health is a licensed pharmacy that only engages in compounding in response to a practitioners prescription. A written prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for compounded medication. The information on the site is general in nature and is only intended for use as an educational tool. You should consult your physician or a Trinova Health pharmacist if you have any specific questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of any health problems. Information and statements about products and health conditions have not been evaluated by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), nor has the FDA approved the products to diagnose, cure or prevent...
Compounding for Pets: Seizures

Compounding for Pets: Seizures

Veterinary Compounding: Anti-Seizure Therapy Does your pet struggle with seizures?  Is your pet having a difficult time taking their seizure medication? Is your pet’s medication is available in an appropriate strength for their size and weight?  Do they have intolerable side effects to their current seizure medication? Does your pet has other health concerns (liver issues)?  If so, your veterinarian may have a narrowed set of anti-seizure treatment choices available for your pet.  Don’t fear! It is in moments like this that veterinary compounding can help. What commonly prescribed anti-seizure options are available for pets? Phenobarbital – Has to be given twice a day and over time may cause liver damage (WebMD).  Also this medication is a controlled substance and not all veterinarians can prescribe it. Neurontin (gabapentin) – Only available as large tablets or capsules in high doses meant for humans. Lyrica (pregabalin) – Only available in limited strengths in capsules and is a controlled substance as well. Typically used for humans. So how can veterinary compounding help my pet? Neurontin (gabapentin) – We can mix it in a liquid with an appropriate flavor; paying close attention to your pet’s dosing needs. Also we can place your pet’s specific dose into a single capsule simplifying your pet’s regimen. Potassium Bromide – We can mix it in a liquid with an appropriate flavor; paying close attention to your pet’s dosing needs. Also we can place your pet’s specific dose into a single capsule simplifying your pet’s regimen.  Also, potassium bromide is not processed through your pet’s liver making it an ideal choice for young pet and long term use (WebMD)....

Low Dose Naltrexone and Fibromyalgia

Just in case you didn’t have the chance to read it yet, be sure to check out Part 1 of our series on Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)! Picking up right where we left off last time, researchers have discovered that naltrexone, when given in a dose of 4.5 mg each night at bedtime, appears to work via “boosting” or “priming” the immune system. Upon the discovery that immune cells throughout the body have opioid receptors (the receptors that naltrexone bind to), it was theorized that by taking naltrexone each night at bedtime, an interesting thing might occur – it’s believed that certain elements of the immune system will be “boosted”, such as endorphins and enkephalins. These elements are critical in the regulation of pain and immune function, and are believed to be key in how low dose naltrexone may be helpful in certain conditions such as fibromyalgia. One study conducted in normal volunteers, for example, showed a marked increase in beta-endorphin blood levels in the days following taking low dose naltrexone as described above. Given that low dose naltrexone appears to work via altering and enhancing the immune system, it would follow that it may be helpful in conditions where the immune system plays a vital role in that condition. For example, low dose naltrexone appears to help reduce some symptoms of fibromyalgia, as demonstrated in small scale clinical trials. In one trial, for example, 60% of patients reported a reduction in fibromyalgia symptoms. Encouragingly, no serious side effects were reported during the study, although a small number of participants reported vivid dreams. Another small study in women found...
Compounding for Pets – Don’t Bite the Hand That Treats You!

Compounding for Pets – Don’t Bite the Hand That Treats You!

Do you have a hard time giving your pets medication? As a full service compounding pharmacy, Trinova Health can help by changing your pets medication in multiple ways. We can compound the medication to a more easily administered form (such as from a pill to a liquid or transdermal gel), or to add a flavor more palatable for your pet. Whether your pet has fur, feathers, a shell, or scales we can help! Compounding for animals is an essential function we serve at Trinova Health, simply due to the fact that many medications that pets need aren’t available in a commercially manufactured form! This means that quite a few medications for pets come in ways that pets simply don’t like – things like capsules and tablets that taste terrible to your pet. Through the power of compounding, we have the ability to transform your pets medication into a form that they love – making your life and theirs much easier! Pharmacists are animal lovers too and are equally delighted to provide their medication expertise to provide care to animals of all sizes. As an avid and devoted pet owner, I know the challenges faced when medications are required for my pets. Our pharmacists have had the privilege and challenge of helping develop unique ways to deliver medications for a variety of  species. Please contact us today to see how we can help....