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Managing stress may help reduce seizure risk, a review suggests

18 Apr 2017

Authors of a new review have affirmed that stress-reducing techniques in people with epilepsy may reduce the frequency of seizures and improve quality of life.

Zarontin syrup discontinued

13 Apr 2017

The medicine company Pfizer has stopped making its version of ethosuximide syrup, called Zarontin.

If you take Zarontin, you will need to switch to a different manufacturer’s version of ethosuximide syrup.

If you have any concerns about this, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse or pharmacist.

Fighting loneliness and low mood for Purple Day

24 Mar 2017

Epilepsy Action’s Purple Day survey has shown just how many of us feel lonely, isolated, stressed and anxious, even when our seizures are controlled. We show some of the survey results and offer suggestions on fighting some of these challenges

European Medicines Agency to review use of valproate medicines in women of childbearing age or during pregnancy

22 Mar 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has decided to review the use of valproate-based medicines in women who are pregnant or of childbearing age.