First up: Checking if EPIDIOLEX is covered by insurance

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Prescription Process

1. Your doctor and staff will submit your prescription. It will be sent to the specialty pharmacy that works with your insurance to determine coverage.

Filling Your EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Prescription at a Specialty Pharmacy

2. You will probably receive a call from the pharmacy (look out for a 1-800 number) or your healthcare provider to get any information needed to finish filling your prescription.

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Prescription Being Shipped to Patient

3. Once your coverage has been approved, the medicine will be shipped directly to your home for free. The aim is to get your prescription filled as quickly as possible, but this may take some time.


EPIDIOLEX availability

Specialty pharmacies have expertise in preparing and filling medicines like EPIDIOLEX. They fill FDA-approved prescriptions just as traditional pharmacies do. Certain specialty pharmacies can ship your medicine to a local store for pickup. If you are interested in this option, talk to your specialty pharmacy to find out more.

Taking EPIDIOLEX for the first time

Use this worksheet to keep track as you start EPIDIOLEX and work toward the dose that’s right for you.


EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Oral Solution Dosage & Administration

EPIDIOLEX is an oral solution that is taken twice daily. It should be administered consistently with respect to meals.

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Prescribing Information

You should take EPIDIOLEX exactly as your doctor tells you. Do not stop taking EPIDIOLEX without first talking to your doctor. Stopping a seizure medicine suddenly can cause serious problems.

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Information on Dosing and Seizure Reduction

Your doctor may adjust your dose based on your response to EPIDIOLEX and whether you are experiencing side effects.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines so he or she can take that into account when creating your dosing schedule.

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Blood Work Evaluation for Prescription

Your doctor may also request blood work to evaluate liver function before you start and during treatment.

EPIDIOLEX dosing explained

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Gradual Dosing Guidance & Information

1. When starting EPIDIOLEX, your doctor may begin with a lower dose and slowly increase the amount of medicine to reach the dose he or she believes is right for you.

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Checklist for Evaluating Patient Response

2. Once that dose is reached, your doctor will evaluate your response.

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Dosing and Adjustment Information

3. If needed, your doctor may adjust your EPIDIOLEX dosing further.


EPIDIOLEX preparation and administration

Taking EPIDIOLEX can be easy if you follow a few simple instructions. View the videos below to watch an experienced caregiver give EPIDIOLEX to his son, or read the Instructions for Use.


Setting up and preparing to administer EPIDIOLEX. Disponible en Español

Administering EPIDIOLEX EN ES

Step-by-step instructions for taking EPIDIOLEX or giving it to a loved one. Disponible en Español

Cleaning up EN ES

How to clean and store the syringe and plunger after each use. Disponible en Español