Epidiolex is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome in individuals two years of age and older. Epidiolex is also referred to by its drug name, cannabidiol.
Epidiolex is a cannabinoid, a chemical extracted from cannabis plants and purified. Epidiolex is the first cannabinoid to be approved by the FDA as an anticonvulsant, which is a drug used to prevent and control seizures. Epidiolex is believed to work by inhibiting nerve signals in the brain.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Epidiolex is taken orally as a solution (liquid) twice daily.
Epidiolex comes in the form of an oral solution.
The FDA-approved label for Epidiolex lists common side effects including sleepiness, loss of appetite, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, rash, insomnia and other sleep disorders, and infections.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Epidiolex include liver damage, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and severe allergic reactions.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Epidiolex — Greenwich Biosciences
Epidiolex — RxList