Medicine made using cannabis leaf and its extract falls under Schedule E-1 of India's Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. Any medicine containing a Schedule E-1 substance should be taken under medical supervision.
While patients may purchase cannabis medicine and use the same under guidance of their physician, Savikalpa wishes to ensure that patients have access to doctors specialising in cannabis medicine, and who can guide patients accessing cannabinoid treatment with respect to the right medicine and dosage.
Cannabis medicine dosing varies from person to person, dependent on their specific condition, the severity of the condition, age, weight, gender, and other personal particulars. Savikalpa endeavours to provide patients with personalised care and guidance from our expert physicians, health advisors, and patient educators.
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Enhances mood
- Improves sleep
Anxiety is part of the human body’s natural response to a perceived threat. Excessive or unwarranted feelings of stress and anxiousness can impact a person’s ability to cope with daily life, and negatively affect personal relationships and performance at work. When left untreated, stress and anxiety can also result in bodily tension, restlessness, nausea, panic attacks, and sleep disturbance.
Cannabis medicine can help to manage the symptoms resulting from stress and anxiety. There is a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors found in areas of the brain responsible for emotion and impulse control – the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the anterior cingulate. Cannabinoids can stimulate these receptors, helping to slow or reduce feelings of anxiousness.
Similarly, gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease impair the quality of life for millions around the world. Cannabis’ anti-inflammatory properties help manage symptoms of pain, bloating, and nausea associated with GI conditions such as IBS and IBD.
Cannabis medicine does not exhibit the severe side effects of traditional narcotics, opioid analgesics, and neuromodulators. However, common side effects can include: dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, hypotension, nausea, initial tachycardia, paranoia.
The most common side effects are temporary in nature, and can be avoided by starting with a low dose and gradually increasing dosage.
Please stop the medication and consult your physician in case side effects persist.