Our Medical Advisor, Cannabis Nurse Founder Cathleen Graham answers questions:
Q: What is your recommendation on taking CBD with medication?
A: I strongly encourage people to start CBD low, in the early evening, and go slow at titrating up to the amount that manages your disease process. It is important to remember that CBD is a natural vasorelaxant and does lower blood pressure. It can also increases the effectiveness of your prescription medications by up to 40%. To be safe separate your blood pressure medications by at least 2 hours from your CBD. Monitor your blood pressure and talk to your physician before decreasing your prescription medication. Watch for signs of lightheadedness, dizziness, or fatigue as this could mean it is dropping your blood pressure too low. CBD is generally safe and using these guidelines will help you minimize any adverse reactions.