It releases the active ingredient immediately when it reaches the stomach, meaning the active drug ingredient gets to you quicker than if you were to take an extended release drug that becomes bioavailability later in the digestive system.
Gradual in onset and lasting in effect, Canntab’s Extended Release (XR) formulation provides an experience that may benefit you over a prolonged period of time, ideal for the treatment of chronic conditions.
Canntab was created, in part, to offer pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis as an option for highly prescribed medications, and even illegally supplied drugs that have created an overdose crisis in Canada and elsewhere. This is a troubling, even growing public health issue that has greatly increased opioid-related overdoses due to:
- High rates of opioid prescribing
- The emergence of strong synthetic opioids in the illegal drug supply – such as fentanyl and carfentanil
What are opioids exactly?
Opioids such as fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone and hydromorphone are medications that can help relieve pain. They affect your mind, mood, and mental processes, so you can experience euphoria, or feeling “high”, which can lead to them being used improperly.
How to get help?
Numerous health and social services are available that can include non-medical therapies. Find out what resources are available in your province.