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Levetiracetam-Lupin discontinued in the UK

19 Jul 2017

The medicine company Lupin has discontinued its version of levetiracetam – called Levetiracetam-Lupin – in the UK. This medicine is no longer available.

If you take this version of levetiracetam, you’ll need to switch to another version. If you have any concerns about this, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse or pharmacist.

ILAE new seizure classification - why rename seizures and what it all means

18 Jul 2017

The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has announced some new names for seizures and some new seizure types. Epilepsy Action advice and information services officer Grace Haydon explains what the changes are and the reasons behind them

 

EMA public hearing on valproate-based medicines open for applications from EU citizens

14 Jul 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is holding a public hearing on medicines containing valproate on 26 September 2017 at its London offices.

The EMA assesses and oversees the safety of medicines in the EU. The announced public hearing is part of the EMA’s review into the use of valproate-based medicines in women who are pregnant or of childbearing age.

Some versions of levetiracetam out of stock

10 Jul 2017

The following versions of levetiracetam are currently out of stock in the UK:

Accord 100mg tablets. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Accord 250mg tablets. Due back in stock from October 2017.

Accord 500mg tablets. Due back in stock from August 2017.

Accord 750mg tablets. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Accord 1000mg tablets. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Actavis 250mg tablets. Actavis does not know when they will be back in stock.