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Event Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017

Latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and epilepsy

3 Apr 2020

Epilepsy Action is regularly reviewing and updating its information on the coronavirus for people with epilepsy.

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Strike action in France could cause shortages of Sanofi valproate medicines

1 Apr 2020

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 oral suspension shortage in the UK

26 Feb 2020

Epanutin (phenytoin) oral suspension is due to be out of stock from 2 March until June 2020.

Phenytoin sodium NRIM 100mg capsules stock

13 Jan 2020

Phenytoin sodium NRIM 100mg capsules made by Accord are out of stock in the UK.

Convulex (valproic acid) capsules shortage in the UK

6 Jan 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has told us there is a supply issue affecting all strengths of Convulex (valproic acid) capsules.

Epilepsy Action Awards 2019 round-up

19 Dec 2019

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.

New sensor could monitor effectiveness of brain treatments

17 Dec 2019

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.

Epilepsy Action Hilary Figg award 2019 - Beryl Sharlot

13 Dec 2019

Beryl Sharlot is the winner of 2019’s Hilary Figg Award for long service to Epilepsy Action.