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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES

The EPIDIOLEX® Copay Savings Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are expanding our EPIDIOLEX® Copay Savings Program. For eligible patients, there will be*†:

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  • No copays for prescriptions or refills of EPIDIOLEX filled between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020

  • No limit to the amount qualified patients may receive to help meet copay costs for the remainder of 2020

*On October 1 the copay program will resume where patients will pay as low as $0 for the first prescription and as low as $25 for each additional 30-day prescription. However, there will continue to be no limit to the amount qualifying patients may receive to help meet copay costs for the remainder of 2020.

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Savings made simple. Because you worry about enough.

If you or your loved one has been prescribed EPIDIOLEX, make sure to ask your specialty pharmacy if you are eligible for the EPIDIOLEX® Copay Savings Program.

Download our Copay Savings Sheet below for more information. We’re committed to making this process as simple as possible, because you have enough on your plate.

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Do I qualify?

To qualify for the EPIDIOLEX® Copay Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a valid prescription for EPIDIOLEX from a licensed prescriber

  • Legal residence with a mailing address in the United States (no P.O. boxes)

  • Have commercial insurance and not be receiving coverage for EPIDIOLEX through a Federal healthcare program (eg, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense, or Veterans Affairs programs, including Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care plans)

  • Certain state restrictions may apply based on where prescription is filled

  • This offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice

For more information, call 1-833-GBNGAGE/1-833-426-4243. Customer service associates are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET (excluding holidays).

EPIDIOLEX patient & caregiver tools

Tools that help support your experience with EPIDIOLEX, including step-by-step instructions, worksheets, and resources for school and travel.

EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Medication Guide and FAQs

Getting started with EPIDIOLEX

This brochure contains all you need to know to begin. You can also download a handy checklist to review with your healthcare provider.

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EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Medication TSA Travel Card

Traveling with EPIDIOLEX

According to the TSA, this medicine has now been cleared for takeoff everywhere in the US. Before you go, make sure you carry a copy of this travel document. And if you haven't already, click the link below to get your free travel case.

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EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) School Nurse Dosing Letter

School nurse letter

Share this letter with the nurse at your child’s school to help make sure your child doesn’t miss a dose of EPIDIOLEX.

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EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Dosing Worksheet

Instructions for taking EPIDIOLEX

Step-by-step instructions for setup, administration, and cleanup.

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Dosing & titration worksheet

Use this calendar as you start EPIDIOLEX and work toward your target dose.

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EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Dosing, Instructions and Medication List

Medication list

List all medications, dosages, and instructions in one convenient place.

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EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Copay Savings Sheet

Copay savings sheet

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Learn more about EPIDIOLEX

Information about the medicine, the company that makes it, CBD, EPIDIOLEX FDA approval, and a doctor discussion guide.

About EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol), FDA Approved Prescription CBD

Consider EPIDIOLEX?

All about the first-and-only FDA-approved prescription CBD to treat LGS and Dravet syndrome.

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EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Brochure for Patients Over 18

Caregivers of adults with epilepsy

This brochure provides an overview of EPIDIOLEX, as well as information about LGS and Dravet syndrome in those 18 years and older.

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About Cannabinoids and Cannabidiol in EPIDIOLEX®

Cannabinoids 101: Understanding CBD

An in-depth exploration of cannabidiol, the active ingredient in EPIDIOLEX.

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About Greenwich Biosciences: The Manufacture of EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol)

Greenwich Biosciences: An Introduction

Learn the fascinating story behind the maker of EPIDIOLEX.

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EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) Doctor Discussion Guide for Patients

Doctor Discussion Guide

Questions to help you have a meaningful conversation with your doctor about treatment with EPIDIOLEX.

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EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol) FAQs

FAQs

See below for answers to commonly asked questions.

EPIDIOLEX is an FDA-approved medicine containing purified cannabidiol made from plants. It is used to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age or older.

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

EPIDIOLEX may interact with some seizure medicines or other medicines you are taking. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your doctor. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, and cannabis-based products.

You and your healthcare provider will decide if EPIDIOLEX is the right option.

This may depend on diagnosis and your response to current treatment.

Your healthcare provider may order blood tests and consider medicines and supplements you are currently taking, as well as other risk factors. See the Medication Guide for additional details.

If you or your loved one has a gastrostomy tube (g-tube), there are special considerations. To learn more, please contact Greenwich Biosciences at 1‐833-424-6724 (1-833-GBIOSCI) and talk to your doctor about your specific needs.

EPIDIOLEX has flexible dosing.

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.

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

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

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

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.

When EPIDIOLEX dosing was increased to 20 mg/kg/day from the maintenance dose of 10 mg/kg/day, there was a somewhat greater reduction in seizure rates; however, there was also an increase in 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 EPIDIOLEX dosing schedule.

EPIDIOLEX is made without sugar to be compatible with most epilepsy diets, such as the ketogenic diet. However, always talk to your doctor about your dietary therapy or any changes to dietary therapy before taking EPIDIOLEX.

The most common side effects are sleepiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, increase in liver enzymes, feeling very tired and weak, rash, sleep problems, and infections.

For a discussion guide with questions that can help you have a thoughtful and productive conversation with your doctor, download the Doctor Discussion Guide.

Your doctor will decide if EPIDIOLEX is right for you or your loved one and write a prescription to be filled at a specialty pharmacy that works with your insurance.

Specialty pharmacies offer expertise in the support and fulfillment of prescriptions for rare, complex, and/or chronic diseases and are like any other pharmacy where you fill FDA-approved prescription medicines. The specialty pharmacy will call you to discuss important information about your prescription, so keep an eye out for a call from a 1-800 number and be sure to check your voicemail.

The medicine is typically shipped directly to your home, and in some cases, you may be able to pick up your prescription from a local pharmacy. This process is typically 7 to 10 days; however, it may take longer in some cases.

EPIDIOLEX is an FDA-approved medicine, which means you can only get it through a doctor's prescription.

While studies were not designed to prove how long it takes EPIDIOLEX to work, an exploratory analysis conducted after the studies were complete suggests that some patients with LGS had fewer drop seizures after using EPIDIOLEX for 8 days,* and some patients with Dravet syndrome started having fewer convulsive seizures as early as 10 days after starting EPIDIOLEX. But everyone's symptoms can be different, so your experience with EPIDIOLEX may be different, too.

*Drop seizures include several seizure types: tonic, atonic, and tonic-clonic that led, or could have led, to a fall or injury.

Convulsive seizures include several seizure types: tonic, tonic-clonic, atonic, and clonic.

The ingredients that make up EPIDIOLEX include cannabidiol (CBD), sesame seed oil, sucralose (an artificial sweetener), alcohol, and strawberry flavor. Alcohol is added to dissolve the sucralose, which is added for flavor and to ensure that EPIDIOLEX ingredients are compatible with the ketogenic diet.

Dairy products are not used in the manufacturing of EPIDIOLEX.

EPIDIOLEX does not contain gluten (wheat, barley, or rye).

EPIDIOLEX is an oral solution of cannabidiol (100 mg/mL) in sesame seed oil. It is important to note that sesame is a seed, not a nut, so if you're allergic to one, you may not be allergic to the other. Sesame seed allergies have been estimated to affect 0.1% of the general population in the US. Nut allergies are more common and may affect 1.4% of the population. EPIDIOLEX should be avoided in patients with a known or suspected sesame seed allergy.

EPIDIOLEX will not make you feel "high," the common effect associated with THC. EPIDIOLEX and THC are entirely different from each other and have different effects on the body.

EPIDIOLEX is an FDA-approved prescription medicine and is therefore legal under federal law. Keep your prescription inside your travel case so it’s always nearby should anyone need to see it.

EPIDIOLEX is recognized by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as an FDA-approved cannabis-derived medicine, which means you can legally carry it on airplanes anywhere in the US. For information about traveling with EPIDIOLEX, including rules and regulations, tips for navigating airport security, and useful contact numbers, download a travel card. Join the Epidiolex Engage™ program and receive a free travel case to help make sure your EPIDIOLEX stays safe and secure wherever you go.

When your doctor prescribes EPIDIOLEX, he or she will submit the prescription to the specialty pharmacy that works with your insurance to determine coverage. 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. Once your insurance 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 Engage™ is a robust support program for patients taking EPIDIOLEX. It includes the EPIDIOLEX® Copay Savings Program, help with taking EPIDIOLEX, and advice for living with LGS and Dravet. For more information and to sign up, go to Epidiolex Engage™.

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Advocacy groups

There are many organizations that provide condition-related educational information, support, and useful tools for the community. Visit the sites of these key organizations to learn more.

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Child Neurology Foundation Logo
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) Logo
LGS (Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome) Foundation Logo
Epilepsy Foundation Logo