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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Erin | 2019/12/02

Q.

Autism and Epilepsy

Good day, I wanted to know whether I can use CBD oil for my son which on the autism spectrum. He is refusing to taking his epilepsy medication. I have to forced him to take it. I read about parents using CBD oil which showed improvement in seizures and other behavourial traits. Please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2019/12/03

CBD oil is now available and legal in SA and is not habit forming. There is some evidence that it may be of benefit to children with some (not all!) forms of epilepsy and autism spectrum syndrome. One brand is available in 'gummy' form which your son will probably be able to take. As you are having so much difficulty in giving him his epilepsy medicines it is probably worth trying the CBD oil. You should inform his doctor who treat his epilepsy that you are going to try using CBD oil. 

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