Epilepsy Today Latest News

Have your say about the cost-of-living crisis

11 Aug 2022

Epilepsy Action has launched a new survey, aiming to find the extent of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on people with epilepsy.

Accord clobazam stock

9 Aug 2022

Update on 9 August 2022

 This medicine is back in stock and available for pharmacists to order.

People with epilepsy eligible for autumn COVID-19 booster vaccine

28 Jul 2022

People with epilepsy will be eligible for a booster COVID-19 vaccine in the autumn, the Department of Health and Social Care has said.

This is informed by recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

MHRA launches safety review into topiramate after study finds increased risks in pregnancy

22 Jul 2022

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a safety review into the epilepsy medicine topiramate, announced on 21 July. The review comes after a study has reported an increased risk of problems with development to babies exposed to the medicine in the womb.

Age at epilepsy diagnosis and EEG can help predict returning seizures after stopping epilepsy medicines, study finds

19 Jul 2022

Adolescent age at diagnosis and unusual EEG findings are among the factors that predict breakthrough seizures after withdrawal of epilepsy medicines in children, according to a new Epilepsy & Behavior study.

Oxcarbazepine – some versions out of stock

15 Jul 2022

Update on 15 July 2022

We’ve had an update from Novartis that Trileptal and oxcarbazepine Sandoz are in stock in all strengths, but there’s limited stock of oxcarbazepine Sandoz 150mg tablets.

Charity calls out “government inaction” two years after Cumberlege review

8 Jul 2022

Epilepsy Action has said it is “alarmed at the worrying lack of progress” the government has made in the last two years, following the safety review published two years ago today by Baroness Cumberlege in 2020.

Episenta in stock – change to pack size

8 Jul 2022

Desitin Pharma, who make Episenta (sodium valproate) prolonged release capsules and sachets, have contacted us to confirm these are in stock.