Treating Epilepsy with Medical Cannabis

Treatments tailored to you

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions globally. Sufferers experience seizures that can vary from violent muscle spasms and fitting through to an apparent momentary lapse of awareness.

One seizure is not usually sufficient to diagnose epilepsy, and most people will experience at least two, unprovoked seizures before they are given an epilepsy diagnosis. The condition occurs in people of all races, ages, sexes and backgrounds.

Supporting Epilepsy Patients at MediCannabis

At MediCannabis, our medical doctors, nurses and specialists are available to ensure you receive the support and guidance you need to meet your wellness goals.

There are a number of medical cannabis treatments available, ranging from CBD oils through to combinations of CBD and a variety of compounds in a number of forms. Some cannabinoids, including CBD, are known to interact with certain seizure medicines. As such, it is vital that you consult with one of our qualified medical professionals before embarking on a cannabis treatment programme for your seizures.

 

To book an appointment at our medical cannabis clinic in Port Melbourne, Victoria, please follow the link below.

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If you would like more information, or if you have any questions about cannabinoid treatments for epilepsy, please call reception on (03) 9676 8888.

 

References

1 Xia, L., Ou, S., and Pan, S. 2017. Initial Response to Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy As a Predictor of Long-term Outcome. Frontiers in Neurology, 8:658.

2 Pennell, P.B. 2018. Prescribing antiepileptic drugs to women of reproductive age. The Lancet Neurology, 17 (6). pp. 485- 486.

3 Brodie, M.J. 2017. Cannabinoids for epilepsy: What do we know and where do we go? Epilepsia, 59 (2).

4 Stockings, et al., 2018. Evidence for cannabis and cannabinoids for epilepsy: a systematic review of controlled and observational evidence. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 89 (7).