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Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health starts next Epilepsy12 audit into children’s epilepsy services

16 May 2017

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is starting a new review into how effective children’s epilepsy services are. This is known as the Epilepsy12 audit and this is the third review of this kind.

Why vertical stripes might trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy

16 May 2017

Scientists believe that they have found out why some still images can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.

It is well known that flashing images can trigger a seizure in people with photosensitive epilepsy. However, some still images can have the same effect and the reason why is still poorly understood.

Reminder that retigabine (Trobalt) will be discontinued in June 2017

16 May 2017

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is permanently discontinuing retigabine (Trobalt) from June 2017. It will no longer be available after June.

Emeside syrup discontinued

28 Apr 2017

Essential Pharma has discontinued its version of ethosuximide syrup, Emeside.

If you take Emeside syrup, you will need to switch to a generic version of ethosuximide syrup. This is because the other branded version of the syrup, called Zarontin, has also been discontinued.

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