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  • Some proponents of low-dose naltrexone have brought forth claim about its efficacy in treating a wide range of diseases, including cancer and HIV/AIDS. (wikipedia.org)
  • Low-dose naltrexone organizations have promoted its use on their webpages. (wikipedia.org)
  • Organizations promoting low-dose naltrexone have advocated it as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, currently no peer-reviewed studies that would justify clinical use of low-dose naltrexone in treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have been published. (wikipedia.org)
  • Low-dose naltrexone may relieve certain symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis, although medical practitioners often advise against using it as a substitute to proven therapies, and the evidence supporting its use in MS is not robust, as different studies have come to conflicting conclusions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Writing for the National MS Society in 2009, neurologist Alan Bowling called research into low-dose naltrexone "encouraging" but further research needed to be done before any definitive conclusions could be reached. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bowling noted that safety of low-dose naltrexone treatment for multiple sclerosis has not been assessed, and that patients who chose to undergo the treatment should be fully informed of the limited research backing its use. (wikipedia.org)
  • Personal testimonials describing low-dose naltrexone as a cure for multiple sclerosis are not supported by high quality evidence in large randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials. (wikipedia.org)
  • The UK National Health Service concluded that small pilot studies indicate low-dose naltrexone can improve symptoms in multiple sclerosis patients, but that more thorough studies are needed to determine its efficacy and safety. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prescription and medical formulation of low-dose naltrexone in the UK are unlicensed in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • One small pilot study found a reduction in fibromyalgia symptoms in patients treated with low-dose naltrexone. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to proposed uses for low-dose naltrexone that have been studied in clinical research, low-dose naltrexone advocates make unproven claims of its efficacy in treating other conditions, including: various types of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. (wikipedia.org)