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Epilepsy Action is regularly reviewing and updating its information on the coronavirus for people with epilepsy.
Update on 1 April 2020
Sanofi has told us they expect stock of 200mg Epilim gastro-resistant tablets will be back to normal levels from 10 April. There is good supply of other Epilim products.
Sanofi also says Depakote (valproic acid) gastro-resistant 250mg and 500mg tablets are out of stock, but will be back in stock from 10 April.
Epanutin (phenytoin) oral suspension is due to be out of stock from 2 March until June 2020.
Phenytoin sodium NRIM 100mg capsules made by Accord are out of stock in the UK.
The Department of Health and Social Care has told us there is a supply issue affecting all strengths of Convulex (valproic acid) capsules.
We love the Epilepsy Action Awards! They give us the opportunity to celebrate brilliant things that are improving the world for people with epilepsy. And we get to share the stories of the epilepsy heroes who make a real difference for people with epilepsy all over the UK.
A new type of micro sensor could help tell doctors of the effectiveness of epilepsy treatments. Many conditions including epilepsy, depression and chronic pain are caused by neurotransmitter disorders in the brain.
Beryl Sharlot is the winner of 2019’s Hilary Figg Award for long service to Epilepsy Action.