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