Report of a parent survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis use in pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy

Dravet syndrome

Key Findings

Sixteen (84%) of the 19 parents reported a reduction in their child's seizure frequency while taking cannabidiol-enriched cannabis. Of these, two (11%) reported complete seizure freedom, eight (42%) reported a greater than 80% reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32%) reported a 25-60% seizure reduction. Other beneficial effects included increased alertness, better mood, and improved sleep. Side effects included drowsiness and fatigue.

Information and Links


Link: Report of a parent survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis use in pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy

Year: 2013

DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.08.037


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Dravet syndrome — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Dravet syndrome according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

CBD-enriched cannabis