A drug meant to help curb the cravings of addiction has found a following for a seemingly counter-intuitive use: to dull pain. Many patients say that in extremely low doses, naltrexone is the most effective pain remedy they’ve ever tried, and they’re grateful to have an alternative to opioids, Kaiser Health News reported. Because nobody manufactures a low-dose pill, however, patients have been turning to compounding pharmacies or to YouTube, where videos show how to turn a high-dose pill into a low-dose liquid.


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