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 50 33
Anxious mood 38 22
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 13 8
Depressed mood 8 7
Fibromyalgia 7 3

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
6
None
60

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabidiol

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Blurry vision 1
Cognitive impairment 1
Depersonalization-derealization 1
Depression with suicidal thoughts 1
Drowsiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabidiol

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 3
300 mg daily 3
1 other daily 2
1 drop(s) twice daily 2
3 drop(s) daily 2
5 drop(s) daily 2
5 mg twice daily 2
20 mg daily 2
30 mg twice daily 2
100mg as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Cannabidiol

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Reason Patients
Expense 10
Did not seem to work 7
Other 5
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently using Cannabidiol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 21
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 8

Stopped using Cannabidiol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 48
Usually 16
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 53
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 12
$50-99 16
$25-49 14
< $25 4
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabidiol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 1
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Cannabidiol

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

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May 7, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm still taking the Medical Marijuana (CBD) and its effects are very surprising. I still have not had a Migraine since starting it (9 months ago). It's helped control my BP so much that my Dr took me off the BP med she had me on as a month long log of taking my BP 3 X per day showed excellent improvement. (could be in combo with the xercise too: walking, swimming & CBD). I have no side effects from taking it and I'm not becoming addicted. I take anywhere from 2-4 drops under my tongue each night and still have no sleeping problems like before. I can take more if need be. I can take it and go shopping, to events and still function. The only thing is that I do get a little hungry after I take it but a handful of peanuts or a few pretzels helps that. It's the best pain relief, sleep aid and affordable med I've ever taken. Wouldn't be without it now or ever. One bottle has lasted me 6 months before I had to get more.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 2, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm still getting a huge benefit from the Med Marijuana (CBD). I haven't had a migraine since I started taking it, it helps lessen the pain in my spine for at least 12 hrs and now I'm finding that it also lowers my blood pressure which I didn't know it would. Sort of too much so that I'm having to try to regulate the tincture that I take for my BP and the CBD. All in all tho, it has so much benefit for my MS. Doesn't really do that much for my tremors tho. Nothing helps those.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 16, 2014 (Started Oct 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: has helped my Tremors, chronic pain and MS caused Migraines. Didn't think it would help so much. Easy to take: 1 drop under your tongue daily or you can use 2 drops. Has also helped me sleep thru the night which I didn't expect.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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