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What do I need to know about Convupidiol?


What is Convupidiol?


Convupidiol is a prescribed medicine used to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome in children older than 2 years old and elderly people. It is still unknown if Convupidiol is safe and effective in children younger than 2 years old.


What are the possible side effects of Convupidiol?

Convupidiol can cause hepatic problems. Talk to your Doctor and order a blood test to check your liver before consuming Convupidiol and during the treatment. It may be necessary to suspend the treatment. Call your doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.

·         Reduced appetite, nausea, vomiting.

·         Fever, sense of unease, unusual tiredness

·         Yellowing of the skin and/or whites of the eyes

·         Itching

·         Darkening of the urine

·         Pain and/or upset on the upper right part of the stomach


Convupidiol may cause drowsiness, but it may improve over time. The use of other medications (E.g. Clobazam) or alcohol may increase drowsiness. Don’t drive, operate heavy machinery or do any dangerous activities until you are aware of how Convupidiol affects you.

Like other antiepileptic medications, Convupidiol may cause suicidal thoughts in a very small number of patients, approximately 1 out of 500.


Get in touch with your general physician (GP) right away if you have one of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worsening or worrying you:

·         Suicidal thoughts

·         Suicide attempts

·         New or worsening depression

·         New or worsening anxiety

·         Feeling agitated or restless

·         Panic attacks

·         Insomnia or trouble sleeping

·         New or worsening irritability

·         Aggressive, angry or violent behavior

·         Acting due to dangerous impulses

·         High increase in activity and conversation

·         Other unusual changes in behavior or daily mood.

Convupidiol may cause severe side effects including:


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·         Drowsiness

·         Loss of appetite

·         Diarrhea

·         Increase of hepatic enzymes

·         Tiredness and sense of weakness

·         Skin rash

·         Insomnia or trouble sleeping

·         Conduct alteration

·         Infections (For instance, pneumonia)


These are not all possible Convupidiol side effects. To have more information reach your General Physician or doctor. Inform your Doctor about any side effect that bothers you.


How can I notice suicidal thoughts or attempts?


Pay attention to any noticeable change, especially sudden mood changes, behaviors, thoughts or feelings.

Attend and comply follow up visits with your Doctor as scheduled.


Do not stop taking Convupidiol without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Suddenly stopping a medication for seizures/convulsions may cause them more frequently or enter status epilepticus. Call your doctor between visits if necessary, especially if symptoms worry you.


Like every antiepileptic medicine, Convupidiol, could in some cases increase the frequency of epileptic attacks. Inform your doctor immediately if this happens.

How to store Convupidiol?

Store Convupidiol at room temperature between 15ºC and 30ºC

Always keep Convupidiol in its original jar vertically.

Do not refrigerate or freeze

Keep the child-resistant in the lock mode immediately after using.

Consume Convupidiol within 60 days after opening the jar.

Do not consume Convupidiol after 60 days of the opening of the jar and throw out any remaining.

What activities should I avoid under Convupidiol consumption?

Don’t drive, operate heavy machinery or do any dangerous activities until you are aware of how Convupidiol affects you. Convupidiol may cause drowsiness.

Who must not consume Convupidiol?

Do not consume Convupidiol if you are allergic to cannabidiol or any of Convupidiol ingredients.


Before consuming Convupidiol, inform your general physician about your medical conditions including if:

·         You have or have had depression, mood changes, suicidal behavior or thoughts.

·         You suffer from liver problems

·         You have abused or being dependent on prescribed medicine, illegal drugs or alcohol.

·         You are or are planning to get pregnant. Inform your doctor immediately if you get pregnant while taking Convupidiol. You are your Doctor will decide to continue or not with the treatment during your pregnancy.

·         You are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed in the future. It is currently unknown if Convupidiol goes through breast milk. Talk to your Doctor to see what’s the best way to feed your baby while you are taking Convupidiol.

Inform your Doctor about every medicine you are currently taking, including prescribed medicine, vitamins, herbs-based supplements and any cannabis-based product.


Convupidiol may affect the functioning of other medicine, and other medicine may affect Convupidiol effects Do not start or stop taking any other medicine without before talking to your Doctor. Know what medications you are taking. Keep them listed and available to your Doctor and General Physicist when you get a new medicine.


Inform your General physicist if you are planning to get a cannabis drug test analysis because Convupidiol may affect the results on the tests. Let the examiner know you are taking Convupidiol.

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