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Event Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017 - 14:57

Levetiracetam-Lupin discontinued in the UK

19 Jul 2017

The medicine company Lupin has discontinued its version of levetiracetam – called Levetiracetam-Lupin – in the UK. This medicine is no longer available.

If you take this version of levetiracetam, you’ll need to switch to another version. If you have any concerns about this, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse or pharmacist.

ILAE new seizure classification - why rename seizures and what it all means

18 Jul 2017

The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has announced some new names for seizures and some new seizure types.

EMA public hearing on valproate-based medicines open for applications from EU citizens

14 Jul 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is holding a public hearing on medicines containing valproate on 26 September 2017 at its London offices.

Some versions of levetiracetam out of stock

10 Jul 2017

The following versions of levetiracetam are currently out of stock in the UK:

Accord 100mg tablets. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Accord 250mg tablets. Due back in stock from October 2017.

Accord 500mg tablets. Due back in stock from August 2017.

Accord 750mg tablets. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

Prolonged release acetazolamide capsules out of stock

6 Jul 2017

The following prolonged release acetazolamide capsules are out of stock in the UK:

    • Diamox SR 250mg prolonged release capsules, made by Concordia International
    • Eytazox 250mg prolonged release capsules, made by Auden McKenzie

Both companies expect to have these medicines back in stock at the end of September.

Glasgow woman with epilepsy breaks cycling records to raise epilepsy awareness

6 Jul 2017

Ultra-marathon cyclist Katie Ford has broken 2 cycling world records, pending verification, and 2 British records to raise awareness of epilepsy.

Poll shows half of people with epilepsy forget to take epilepsy medicines at least once a month

5 Jul 2017

Around half of people with epilepsy, surveyed in a recent poll by Epilepsy Research UK, said th

Frisium temporarily out of stock

21 Jun 2017

Frisium (clobazam) 10mg tablets made by Sanofi are out of stock. New stock is expected the week beginning 7th August.

If you are going to run out before then, ask your pharmacist to ring Sanofi to find if there are stockists who still have supplies.