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Epidiolex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat seizures associated with Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in people age 2 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. Epidiolex is believed to work by inhibiting nerve signals; it may also have anti-inflammatory properties.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Epidiolex is taken twice daily.

Epidiolex comes in the form of an oral solution.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Epidiolex lists common side effects including fatigue, drowsiness, weakness, malaise, sleep disturbances, decreased appetite, infections, nausea, and diarrhea.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Epidiolex include liver damage and suicidal thoughts or behavior.

For more details about this treatment, visit: – Greenwich Biosciences

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