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Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health starts next Epilepsy12 audit into children’s epilepsy services
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.
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.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is permanently discontinuing retigabine (Trobalt) from June 2017. It will no longer be available after June.
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.