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Event Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017 - 14:57

Carbagen SR out of stock in the UK

16 Feb 2018

Carbagen SR (prolonged release carbamazepine) tablets are out of stock in all doses. Mylan, the makers of Carbagen SR, does not know when it will have these tablets back in stock.

Standard release Carbagen tablets are in stock in 200mg and 400mg doses.

EMA medicine safety committee recommends stronger restrictions on use of sodium valproate in women of childbearing age

12 Feb 2018

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended new restrictions to be put on the use of sodium valproate in women of childbearing age.

Cannabidiol helps reduce drop attacks in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, study shows

2 Feb 2018

Cannabidiol (CBD) may help reduce atonic seizures – or drop attacks – in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS).

New stage show about epilepsy opens

29 Jan 2018

The University of Exeter and Exeter Northcott have teamed up to produce an interactive performance about epilepsy.

The performance, called Beyond My Control, will combine improvised scenes, stories and mathematics. It will aim to help the audience understand seizures better.

Bingley man takes on Bradford 10k run for epilepsy

25 Jan 2018

A Bingley man is running 10k for the epilepsy charity that helped him - and urging others to follow suit. Adam Buglass, 35, from Bingley, was diagnosed with epilepsy last year. He has adjusted to his condition, and surrendering his driving licence, by taking up running. He will take part in the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k on 18th March.

Accord and Actavis topiramate UK stock update

24 Jan 2018

Update as of 24 January 2018:

Accord 50mg topiramate tablets are back in stock in the UK.

There is limited stock available of 25mg, 100mg and 200mg Accord topiramate tablets, with more stock expected soon.

Actavis topiramate tablets are out of stock in all doses. Actavis expects to have them back in stock in February

Original story 21 December 2017:

From an epilepsy diagnosis to making a difference in the epilepsy community: how an award-winning volunteer turned his life around

19 Jan 2018

Epilepsy Action has long been celebrating the superstars of epilepsy. These are the people who work tirelessly to help people living with the condition.

Parents and carers advised to check Buccolam syringes before use

18 Jan 2018

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised people to carefully check Buccolam prefilled syringes before giving the medicine. This is because in a small number of cases, the translucent tip-cap has stayed attached to the syringe when the red cap has been removed.