Pharmaceutical Journal

Cannabis for epilepsy

child-epilepsy-eeg-scan-17Parents of children with treatment-resistant epilepsy are searching for something to help, and some are turning to cannabis to try to reduce seizure frequency.

With clinical trials of cannabidiol-based drugs under way, evidence for this treatment option may soon be forthcoming. However, concerns remain about side effects, such as sedation, interactions with other drugs, and potential disturbances of brain development.

Read this story at Pharmaceutical Journal.

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