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 114 77
Anxious mood 81 55
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 23 19
Fibromyalgia 18 9
Depressed mood 12 8

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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 8
Mild 15
None 138

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabidiol

Side effect Patients Percentage
Drowsiness 4
Sleepiness 3
Agitation 1
Anxious mood 1
Bad dreams 1
Bad taste in mouth 1

Show all 25 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabidiol

Dosage Patients Percentage
3 drop(s) daily 3
15 mg daily 3
10mg as needed 3
5 drop(s) daily 2
3 drop(s) twice daily 2
7 drop(s) daily 2
10 mg daily 2
4 drop(s) three times daily 2
10 drop(s) twice daily 2
20 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Cannabidiol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Expense 23
Did not seem to work 19
Other 11
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 45 patients who've stopped using Cannabidiol

Duration

Currently using Cannabidiol

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 37
2 - 5 years 30
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Cannabidiol

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 101
Usually 44
Sometimes 13
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 25
Not at all hard to take 130
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 16
$100-199 20
$50-99 58
$25-49 26
< $25 11
Not specified 33

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabidiol after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 2
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 1
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen Prescription) 1
Leflunomide (Arava) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped using Cannabidiol and switched to:

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

Oct 1, 2019 (Started Aug 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress seizure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (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
  • 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
  • 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 (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
  • 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 (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 (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
  • 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

Jun 17, 2019 (Started )

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

  • 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
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 33 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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