What is Cannabidiol?

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See also: Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It does not produce a psychoactive effect or “high” like THC. It may create a calming effect and has been used for pain, stress, inflammation, sleep loss, epilepsy, and MS.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 164 109
Anxious mood 114 74
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 32 31
Fibromyalgia 23 12
Depressed mood 16 9

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 9
Mild 19
None 199

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabidiol

Side effect Patients Percentage
Drowsiness 5
Sleepiness 3
Agitation 1
Anxious mood 1
Back pain 1
Bad dreams 1

Show all 26 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabidiol

Dosage Patients Percentage
unspecified 3
1 mg daily 2
10 mL daily 2
30 mg twice daily 2
50 mg three times daily 2
5mg as needed 2
0.25 mg daily 1
0.5 mL daily 1
1 drop(s) every other day 1
0.5 mL twice daily 1

See all 38 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cannabidiol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Expense 28
Did not seem to work 23
Other 12
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 54 patients who've stopped using Cannabidiol

Duration

Currently using Cannabidiol

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 12

Stopped using Cannabidiol

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 20
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 133
Usually 58
Sometimes 27
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 32
Not at all hard to take 184
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 17
$100-199 24
$50-99 65
$25-49 29
< $25 16
Not specified 79

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabidiol after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 2
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 2
Tramadol (Ultram) 2
Cannabidiol (Cannabidiol CBD oil) 1
Cannabis (Marijuana) 1

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped using Cannabidiol and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Cannabidiol (Cannabidiol CBD oil) 1
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Cannabidiol

Jun 28, 2021 (Started Oct 15, 2020)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jun 17, 2019 (Started Oct 15, 2020)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress seizure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (increased sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10000 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 10, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress seizure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jun 19, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress seizure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 27, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress seizure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (increased sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 23, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress seizure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 3, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress seizure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (increased sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 24, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stress seizure)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (increased sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jan 4, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stress seizure)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Helps me to sleep more sound.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 24, 2018 (Started Jun 10, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 33 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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