Epilepsy Today latest news
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
Cannabidiol (CBD) may help reduce atonic seizures – or drop attacks – in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS).
The performance, called Beyond My Control, will combine improvised scenes, stories and mathematics. It will aim to help the audience understand seizures better.
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.
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
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.