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Epilepsy Action launches 15th annual National Doodle Day

18 Sep 2019

doodleEpilepsy Action is launching its 15th annual Doodle Day this year.

Famous names from film, TV, literature and art have once again been doodling away to support our national charity.

You could own these exclusive works of art when they go under the hammer in eBay auctions opening on National Doodle Day, Friday 20 September.

Gabitril (tiagabine) out of stock in the UK

16 Sep 2019

Update: 16 September 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has written to GPs and pharmacies to say that supplies of tiagabine are currently available via specialist importers.

Largest ever study finds links in epilepsy genes

12 Sep 2019

image of genesResearchers have taken part in the largest ever study looking at the genes of people with epilepsy.

The international research was published in the American Journal of Human Genetics and involved almost 18,000 people worldwide. The study found rare genetic differences that were linked with a higher risk of epilepsy.

Keppra 500mg tablets supply problem in the UK

29 Aug 2019

We have checked with UCB, the makers of Keppra, and there is a supply problem with Keppra 500mg.

They are not available at the wholesalers, but pharmacists can order them directly from UCB. No other dosages and formulations of Keppra are affected.

Epanutin oral suspension shortage in the UK

13 Aug 2019

Update on 13 September 2019:

Epanutin oral suspension is back in stock.

Updated story 13 August 2019:

Diazepam RecTubes (rectal diazepam) stock in UK

8 Aug 2019

Diazepam RecTubes (rectal diazepam) are out of stock in the UK in the 5mg and 10mg doses. The maker of Diazepam RecTubes, Wockhardt, does not know when it will have them back in stock.

The 2.5mg Diazepam RecTubes are in stock.

5mg and 10mg rectal diazepam tubes are available from other manufacturers.

Milpharm topiramate stock in the UK

7 Aug 2019

Update: 7 August 2019

Milpharm topiramate 25mg tablets have been out of stock. Milpharm now has them back in stock but needs to put the tablets through technical checks. The tablets should be available from pharmacists around the week beginning 26 August 2019.

All other strengths of Milpharm topiramate tablets are in stock.

Original story: 3 April 2019

Frisium and Epilim supply affected by delivery delay in the UK

1 Aug 2019

There has been a temporary disruption to the supply of some medicines made by Sanofi, including Epilim and Frisium. Sanofi has sent us the following statement:

“Following the implementation of a new IT system by our third-party logistics provider, Kuehne & Nagel, at their warehouse in Chapeltown, pharmacies in the UK will have experienced delays in the delivery of some Sanofi medicines.