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What type of drug is Epidiolex?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 23, 2018.

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Epidiolex is a purified drug substance derived from marijuana known as cannabidiol (CBD).

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not cause intoxication or a 'high'.

The FDA approved Epidiolex in June 2018 as an oral solution for patients two years and older to treat seizures linked with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy that start in childhood, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

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