Medical Marijuana will Help to Stop Severe Epilepsy
Severe forms of childhood epilepsy, which are not amenable to standard therapy with anticonvulsants may be cured with the new experimental drug based on purified cannabidiol. The drug has a working title Epidiolex.
In the third phase of clinical tests, the drug was given to 61 patients at a dosage of 20 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. There was also a control group of 59 patients. The average age of the volunteers was 10 years and about 30% of patients were younger than 6 years. Together with the experimental drug children continued to receive standard anticonvulsant drugs.
Scientists say that Epidiolex helped to reduce the monthly frequency of seizures by 39%. In placebo background frequency of attacks has fallen by only 13%. The main ingredient of the drug - purified cannabidiol. What is important, there is no THC, the main psychoactive compound of marijuana. If the drug is registered, it will be a real breakthrough. Annual sales could exceed $ 1.1 billion by 2021.
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