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Epidiolex, a form of cannabidiol, will be legally used to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two serious and rare kinds of epilepsy.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the prescription cannabidiol medicine Monday to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy.
Epidiolex is specifically approved to treat Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, two rare and severe forms of epilepsy that tend to begin in childhood.
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide by Wednesday whether to approve a drug intended to treat epilepsy that is made with an ingredient from marijuana.
Lorazepam is a sedative that is used to treat epilepsy, insomnia and nausea from cancer treatment, according to MedlinePlus.
It's already used to treat epilepsy in some children — and now researchers are examining whether a marijuana compound could also be helpful for those with autism.
The drug in question is Epidiolex, used to treat severe forms of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Fascinating bits of history are included throughout, including the suggestion that one such drug—digitalis, or foxglove, formerly used to treat epilepsy—may have caused a yellowing of vision in Van Gogh, affecting the colors in his paintings.
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Origin and Etymology of epilepsy
EPILEPSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of epilepsy for English Language Learners
medical : a disorder of the nervous system that can cause people to suddenly become unconscious and to have violent, uncontrolled movements of the body
EPILEPSY Defined for Kids
medical Definition of epilepsy
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