Akya Myrie, MS4
Numerous medications can successfully control seizures for most people with epilepsy, one of the most common neurologic disorders. Still, many patients experience uncontrollable seizures. About a third of patients continue to be pharmaco-resistant, which has resulted in the development of novel agents. Cannabis was introduced as far back as 1838, with remarkable success in treating epilepsy. In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex® (cannabidiol), the first drug composed of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy.
Walton, Lorna A. MPH, PA-C
"Epidiolex (cannabidiol) an Alternative in Reducing the Frequency of Seizures,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 3
, Article 45.
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