Discovering Epidyolex

You have been prescribed a medicine called Epidyolex. Epidyolex is used in combination with clobazam and other antiepileptic medicines to treat seizures that occur with two rare conditions, called Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.  It can be used in adults, adolescents and children of at least 2 years of age.

 

Epidyolex is made from a natural molecule called cannabidiol (CBD), found in the cannabis plant. While Epidyolex is made from a plant it has been through the same rigorous testing and quality standards process as all other licensed medicines and as a result is licensed and regulatory-approved.

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What’s inside the box

 

You have been prescribed Epidyolex. Take a look at what you will find in the box:

 

  • Epidyolex oral solution
  • Two bottle adapters (to help get Epidyolex out of the bottle with the supplied syringes)
  • Two 1 ml oral syringes
  • Two 5 ml oral syringes
  • A Patient Information Leaflet

The information outlined on this website is not a substitute for the Patient Information Leaflet. Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.

 

 

 

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What’s inside Epidyolex

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Ingredients
Ingredients

The only active ingredient in your medicine is cannabidiol (CBD). Other ingredients include sesame seed oil, sucralose (an artificial sweetener), a very small amount of alcohol, and strawberry flavour. Epidyolex has not been shown to cause euphoric effects associated with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the ingredient in the cannabis plant that can make you feel “high”.

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Think diet
Think diet

Always take your medicine according to your doctor’s instructions and consistently with respect to food, including high fat meals, such as the ketogenic diet.* Make sure you take your medicine twice daily.

 

*The ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate/high fat diet.

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Tried and tested
Tried and tested

Clinical trials have shown that this medicine can help reduce the number of seizures in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in combination with clobazam, even for people where a number of other seizure medicines have failed. It can be used in adults, adolescents and children from 2 years of age.

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Regulatory-approved medicine
Regulatory-approved medicine

This medicine has been through rigorous testing and quality standards process. As a result, this medicine is licensed and regulatory-approved.


References

 

1. Epidyolex Summary of Product Characteristics (Date accessed: 03/09/2020).

 

2. Epidyolex Patient Information Leaflet (Date accessed: 03/09/2020).