Anorexia Nervosa – Cannabis THC : CBD Ratios

Anorexia Nervosa Research Dashboard

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CannaKeys has 40 studies associated with Anorexia Nervosa.

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Overview - Anorexia Nervosa

Description of Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a lack of interest in or a refusal to eat sufficient food and nutrients to maintain a healthy body weight due to psychological reasons. Anorexia is distinct from bulimia nervosa, which is defined as binge eating followed by purging or laxative abuse.

Disease Classification

Condition: Anorexia Nervosa
Disease Family: Deficiency Disorder
Organ System: Mental/Emotional System
ICD-10 Chapter: Mental and Behavioural Disorders
ICD-10 Code: F50.0

Anorexia Nervosa Symptoms:

Low weight, intense desire to remain skinny, delusion of being overweight, self-induced vomiting or other purging behavior (e.g. excessive use of laxatives, enemas, diet aids), insomnia, irritability, lying about food use, menstrual difficulties (e.g. amenorrhea), hypotension, bradycardia, dehydration, dry skin, dizzyness, depression, flat affect, anxiety, social isolation, muscular tension and associated pain, generalized weakness, nutritional deficiencies,

Also known as:

Loss of Appetite

Drug Interactions

THC Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • THC can enhance the effects of drugs that cause sedation and depress the central nervous system, such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and alcohol, for example. 
  • THC is metabolized by and an inhibitor of a number of enzymatic liver pathways referred to as cytochrome P450. There are more than 50 enzymes belonging to this enzyme family, a number of which are responsible for the breakdown of common drugs such as antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline, doxepine, fluvoxamine), antipsychotics (haloperidol, clozapine, stelazine), or beta-blockers (propranolol, theophylline, warfarin).  Thus patients taking these classes of medication may find that THC increases the concentration and effects of these drugs as well as the duration of their effects.
  • Clinical observation suggests no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 20mg THC.

CBD Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • CBD may alter action on metabolic enzymes (certain drug-transport mechanisms), and as such may alter interactions with other drugs, some of which may produce therapeutic or adverse effects. For instance, CBD interacts with the enzyme cytochrome P450 3A4 and cytochrome P450 2C19, increasing the bioavailability of anti-epileptic drugs such as clobazam (a benzodiazepine). This makes it possible to achieve the same results at significantly lower dosages, reducing treatment costs and risks of adverse effects. 
  • Groups of drugs affected include: anti-epileptic drugs, psychiatric drugs, and drugs affecting metabolic enzymes, for example.
  • Clinical observations suggest no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 100mg CBD

Dosing Considerations

THC Dosage Considerations

  • THC micro dose:  0.1 mg to 0.4 mg (0.001mg/kg to 0.005mg/kg)
  • THC low dose:  0.5 mg to 5 mg (0.006mg/kg to 0.06mg/kg)
  • THC medium dose:  6 mg to 20 mg (0.08mg/kg to 0.27mg/kg)
  • THC high dose:  21 mg to 50+ mg (0.28mg/kg to 0.67mg/kg)
Formula for converting a set dose into mg/kg considerations: mg ÷ kg = mg/kg
(sample conversion calculated on a person weighing 75kg)

CBD Dosage Considerations

  • CBD low dose:  0.4 mg to 19 mg (0.005mg/kg to 0.25mg/kg)
  • CBD medium dose: 20 mg to 99 mg (0.26mg/kg to 1.32mg/kg)
  • CBD high dose:  100 mg to 800+ mg (1.33mg/kg to 10.7mg/kg)
  • (upper limits tested ~1,500mg)
Formula for converting a set dose into mg/kg considerations: mg ÷ kg = mg/kg
(sample conversion calculated on a person weighing 75kg)
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