Cannabidiol gel reduces seizures in children

Cannabidiol gel can be useful as a contrast weapon to reduce the incidence of seizures in children with severe epilepsy, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and the University of Melbourne, Australia.

This gel can be applied to the skin as a transdermal agent and can reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy. This is what the researchers saw during the trials, when they noticed a 58% reduction in the number of seizures between the second and sixth month of treatment.

These experiments were conducted in Wellington and Melbourne in 48 children suffering from development and epileptic encephalopathy. Lynette Sadler, one of the researchers involved in these studies, clearly recognizes that this new product “gives new hope” to all children and adolescents suffering from severe seizures.

According to the researcher, treatment with cannabidiol gel not only reduced the number of epileptic seizures, but also improved behavioral and cognitive symptoms in children. This is also well-tolerated.


Janice Walker

Janice Walker is a biologist (having graduated from Prescott College in 2013) and an experienced writer. She currently works as a pharmacist, contributing research and content to Studio 24 News during her nights and weekends. During her time at Prescott College she was an active contributor to her student journal and hopes to grow up as a well established, popular science blog.
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