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 82 50
Anxious mood 62 35
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 17 10
Fibromyalgia 12 5
Depressed mood 10 7

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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
Severe 3
Moderate 5
Mild 8
None 97

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabidiol

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 3
Agitation 1
Anxious mood 1
Blurry vision 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Cognitive impairment 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabidiol

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 4
4 drop(s) three times daily 4
50 mg daily 4
3 drop(s) three times daily 3
5 mg twice daily 3
20 mg daily 3
300 mg daily 3
1other as needed 3
3 drop(s) daily 2
3 mg twice daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Cannabidiol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 12
Did not seem to work 10
Other 7
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 26 patients who've stopped using Cannabidiol

Duration

Currently using Cannabidiol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 38
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 41
2 - 5 years 15

Stopped using Cannabidiol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 72
Usually 31
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 88
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 16
$50-99 42
$25-49 21
< $25 6
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabidiol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 1
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1

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4 patient evaluations for Cannabidiol

Sep 15, 2018 (Started Sep 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Reduces priced because I ordered in bulk.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 13, 2018 (Started Sep 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: running low on CBD. Tried reordering and it was not in stalk so got one thats 800mg instead of 500mg. Seizures are up to 14 from 2 today. I saw my old brand was in stock so bought 4 ounces for 57.00. The one I am on now has no omega oils and I take it 4 times instead of twice doesnt get rid or anxiety or stress. Water does more.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 8, 2018 (Started Sep 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: High stress has dropped a lot, Anxiety dropped, I wake up less groggy because I think I sleep better & My energy has increased. Told I look "less out of it".
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 6, 2018 (Started Sep 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 4, 2018 (Started Sep 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: started 9/1 I noticed a difference fast. Istead of the normal 8-11 seizure I had only 1. On 9/2 I had 2, On 9/3 I had 2 again. Today(9/4) it's 2.51pm and no seizures yet. I also went to walmart and wasn't stressed or in a lets hurry mood. Its a given that I will have 1-4 in their today I had zero.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 17, 2015 (Started Sep 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 drop(s) Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Dosaging is trial and error. There are interactions with certain meds, for certain people. e.g. antibiotics and valproic acid. May cause loose bowels. May increase seizures. May need a reduction in dosage to regain control of seizures.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 8, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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