Epidyolex can be prescribed for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome (both rare forms of epilepsy).
Nabilone can be prescribed by a specialist to help relieve these symptoms, but only when other treatments have not helped or are not suitable.
Nabilone for chemotherapy patients
CBD can also affect how your liver works, so doctors would need to monitor you regularly.
You cannot get cannabis-based medicine from a GP – it can only be prescribed by a specialist hospital doctor.
Very few people in England are likely to get a prescription for medical cannabis.
In my experience, getting a prescription is only half the problem solved. Quite commonly, we have patients who previously have had the wrong products prescribed and at the wrong doses. Then people wonder why it isn’t working!
If you are the only source of information about CBD oil, your doctor will likely struggle to issue you a prescription. Bring written material from reputable sources to support your case. There are many resources available online.
How Should I Approach Talking With My Doctor About CBD Oil?
Speaking to your doctor is a great idea. However, in our experience, their response could go either way!
If your GP is outright against it, at least you will know beforehand, before wasting your time and money in the consultation.
Yes, you can give your doctor a heads up before your appointment. I always find it very helpful to know what an appointment is about beforehand. It gives time to prepare and gather thoughts.
The Queensland CA Clinic is located in Belmont, just east of the Brisbane city centre.
The five main conditions that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) provides guidance for the use of medical cannabis are:
What conditions can medical cannabis be approved for?
To make the process simple for Queensland, we have easy to arrange complimentary Screening Appointments. This involves a brief evaluation of a patient’s condition to assess if there is evidence supporting the use of medical cannabis treatments for their symptoms, and confirms if they’ve tried other conventional treatments prior to seeking medical cannabis.
Other common conditions where medical cannabis may be prescribed include, but certainly aren’t limited to:
It is a requirement for TGA approval that there is some preclinical or clinical evidence that medical cannabis or CBD oil will benefit your condition or reduce symptoms.