SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS IN ELDERLY PATIENTS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW IN A NEUROLOGICAL OUTPATIENT SETTING.
Vincent Bargnes, Paul Hart, Sheila Gupta, Laszlo Mechtler
71st AAN Annual Meeting Abstract, American Academy of Neurology, February 2019
The aim of this randomised, survey-based study on patients aged 75+ was to assess the effects and safety of medicinal cannabis in elderly patients. The results show that medicinal cannabis is a well-tolerated treatment that can assist with chronic pain, sleep, neuropathy, and anxiety in patients aged 75+. However, authors suggest that further studies are required to investigate optimal dosing, tolerability and efficacy.
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