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Event Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017 - 14:57

Teva lamotrigine discontinued in the UK

7 Sep 2018

Teva has decided to discontinue its version of lamotrigine tablets once current stock has run out:

Getting shrewd on epilepsy medicine side-effects

22 Aug 2018

Like any other medicines, epilepsy medicines carry their own potential for causing side-effects in people taking them.

Accord topiramate out of stock in the UK

21 Aug 2018

Accord topiramate is out of stock in all doses. Accord expects to have stock available in mid-September 2018.

If you usually take Accord topiramate and are due to run out soon, your pharmacist may need to give you a different manufacturer’s version. If you have any concerns about this, please speak to your GP, epilepsy nurse or epilepsy specialist.

Teva lamotrigine tablets – some doses out of stock in the UK

10 Aug 2018

Update 10 August 2018

Teva have now advised us that lamotrigine Teva 50mg tablets (non-dispersible) have been discontinued.

Update 22 June 2018

Lamotrigine Teva 100mg tablets (non-dispersible) have just come back in stock.

The 50mg non-dispersible tablets are still out of stock. Teva does not currently know when these will be back in stock.

Incredibles 2 re-edited to meet standards around flashes and patterns affecting people with photosensitive epilepsy

7 Aug 2018

Disney has re-edited its new Pixar film Incredibles 2 to ensure it passes a test around flashing lights and patterns.

Phenobarbital Teva stock issues

6 Aug 2018

Phenobarbital Teva 30 mg tablets in the UK are out of stock until the end of August.

Phenobarbital Teva 15mg tablets and 60 mg tablets are still available.

Frisium out of stock in the UK

2 Aug 2018

Update 2 August 2018

Sanofi has Frisium back in stock and is sending supplies to wholesalers this week.

Original story 20th July 2018

Frisium (clobazam) tablets are out of stock in the UK. Sanofi expects to have more stock available to send to wholesalers in the week beginning 6 August 2018.

Levetiracetam oral solution supplies in the UK

2 Aug 2018

We’ve heard that some pharmacists are having problems getting supplies of levetiracetam oral solution. We have checked the stock situation for the following versions of this medicine:

In stock:

  • Desitrend oral solution
  • Thame levetiracetam oral solution
  • Keppra oral solution

Out of stock: