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 chronic & neuropathic pain
- Reduces nausea and vomiting
- Improves sleep
- Enhances appetite
Pain can be both physical and mental in nature and is often a combination of the two. Pain is categorised as somatic (dull/aching), visceral (deep/pressure-like) and neuropathic (sharp/burning/shooting).
Cannabinoids, the active compounds in cannabis, are found to be particularly effective in providing relief from chronic, neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is associated with inflammation, and is found to respond poorly to traditional pain management therapies. Chronic pain also contributes to anxiety, frustration, anger, depression, sleep deprivation, and fatigue.
Whole plant medicine, the foundation of Ayurveda, recognises the synergistic action of phytocompounds in plants. Terpenes - aromatic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis - exhibit complementary properties to cannabinoids, such as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative and anxiolytic actions, which contribute to suppression of the symptoms of pain.
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 of side effects persist.