Candid Summaries on CBD Studies

Epilepsy: Cannabidiol in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • CBD oil treatment showed a favorable safety and adverse event profile
  • There was a 36.5% reduction in motor seizures frequency over the treatment period and a reduction of 35.5% in seizures of all types
  • For motor seizures, 39% of patients had a reduction of 50% or more, 21% of 70% or more and 9% had a reduction of 90% or more
  • For all seizure types, 37% of patients had a reduction of 50% or more, 22% of 70% or more, and 8% had a reduction of 90% or more
  • Most patients who achieved seizure freedom or a reduction of 90% had never experienced a previous antiepileptic drug regimen that was as efficacious as CBD oil
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