Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacteria is transmitted through bites from an infected black-legged tick.
Medications that May Help for Lyme Disease:
Disulfiram is an FDA-approved drug that has been in use for over 50 years. Its approved use is to help alcoholic patients stay sober. Disulfiram is now being used and researched for the treatment of Lyme disease.
Recent research has found that disulfiram has been shown to have strong antibacterial properties and utilizing Disulfiram for Lyme Disease is now being researched and studied.
Disulfiram doses used for treating Lyme are generally lower than those used for treating alcohol dependency. This is where we can help. Peninsula Compounding Pharmacy can work with your prescriber to see if using a low dose of Disulfiram is right for your Lyme case. Before speaking with your prescriber, it is important to know that there are known side effects and drug interactions of disulfiram. You’ll want to make sure that you discuss this with your prescriber in order for you both to choose the best course of action.
Low Dose Naltrexone:
Low Dose Naltrexone ( LDN ), another of our offerings may also be beneficial for patients with Lyme Disease.
Don’t be Afraid to Ask!
If you believe you or a loved one could benefit from a custom compounded solution, start a conversation with your prescriber. Together you and your prescribing clinician can address the options and decide the best course for you. If you need a referral to a prescriber, please contact us, we are here to assist in advocating for your health.
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