Findings from a new registry into valproate and pregnancy show 180 women were prescribed valproate in a month in which they were pregnant,
The medicine pregabalin has been associated with some reports of breathing difficulties in people taking it,
People with epilepsy are included in priority group 6 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, Epilepsy Action has confirmed.
The UK government is planning to appoint a Patient Safety Commissioner to advocate for patients, after recommendations made in last year’s safety review into sodium valproate, Primodos and vaginal mesh.
The Netherlands government has confirmed it will continue to supply Bedrocan oil (cannabis-based medicine) for existing UK prescriptions until 1 July 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said.
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A “concerning doubling” in maternal deaths due to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) was seen between 2016-18 compared to 2013-15, a new report has shown.
Several epilepsy medicines carry risks when taken in pregnancy, a review, published today by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has found.
After 19 years of service as the deputy chief executive of Epilepsy Action, Simon Wigglesworth will retire at the end of this year.
Social media platform TikTok is adding a new feature to protect people with photosensitive epilepsy from landing on content that could trigger a seizure.