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Event Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017 - 14:57

Zentiva sodium valproate discontinued in the UK

17 Apr 2018

Zentiva has stopped making the following medicines:

  • Sodium Valproate Zentiva 200mg gastro-resistant tablets
  • Sodium Valproate Zentiva 500mg gastro-resistant tablets
  • Sodium Valproate Zentiva 200 mg/5 ml liquid

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

The man with the memoirs: Time well spent with epilepsy

11 Apr 2018

I don’t know if readers know this about me, but I’ve written a few books about my life with epilepsy. My latest book, entitled ‘Time Well Spent with Epilepsy’, was published this year and is out now.

New safety measures around sodium valproate endorsed by European medicines regulatory body

11 Apr 2018

New measures to avoid valproate exposure of babies during pregnancy have been

Study finds increased risk of death from suicide and accidents in people with epilepsy

10 Apr 2018

According to a new study, people with epilepsy in England and Wales are at an increased risk of dying from suicide and accidents.

Brexit Health Alliance urges Brexit negotiators to put patients first

9 Apr 2018

The Brexit Health Alliance has warned that people may face long delays in getting new medicines as a result of Brexit. Research cooperation and access to clinical trials may also be affected, the organisation said.

Southern Health Trust fined £2m over breaching health and safety laws in cases of Connor Sparrowhawk and Teresa Colvin

9 Apr 2018

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £2m following the preventable deaths of two patients in its care.

Busting myths, spreading information and building confidence: casting the spotlight on the Epilepsy Action Helpline for Purple Day

23 Mar 2018

It’s not a surprise that if you have never come across a particular medical condition, you are unlikely to know much about it. Particularly if it’s a rare one. It’s actually quite logical really.

Carbagen SR out of stock in the UK

20 Mar 2018

Update as of 20 March 2018:
Carbagen SR prolonged release tablets are still out of stock due to manufacturing issues. Mylan expects to have stock available at the end of August 2018.

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