Accord gabapentin 100mg and 300mg capsules are out of stock. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.
From today, specialist clinicians can prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the UK to patients with “exceptional clinical need”. They will no longer need to apply to an expert panel for a licence.
The UK government has rescheduled cannabis-based medicines under the Misuse of Drugs regulations 2001. They are now no longer listed under Schedule 1 alongside substances considered to have no therapeutic effect.
The Belfast Trust have announced that a further 1,044 patients previously seen by Consultant Neurologist Dr Michael Watt have been offered review appointments. The review appointments will ensure that these patients are on the correct treatment.
Around 2,500 patients previously under the care of Dr Watt were recalled earlier this year.
Epilim Chronosphere MR 250mg granules are temporarily out of stock. The maker of Epilim Chronosphere, Sanofi, expects to have them back in stock from 30 November 2018.
Other doses of Epilim Chronosphere are available. But Sanofi has advised pharmacists to avoid making up the dose with 50mg and 100mg granules. If they do, it’s likely these doses will also go out of stock.
Frisium (clobazam) tablets are temporarily out of stock. Sanofi expects to have them back in stock in the week beginning 5 November 2018.
If you are due to run out before this date, your pharmacist may need to give you another manufacturer’s version of clobazam tablets. If you have any concerns about taking a different version, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse or pharmacist.
Pfizer, the company that makes epilepsy medicine Epanutin (phenytoin), has informed Epilepsy Action that the 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension is out of stock. They expect supplies to be back in stock in December.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has sent an alert to all UK healthcare professionals. This includes everyone that prescribes, dispenses or administers this medicine.
Update 25 October 2018:
The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) have sent an alert and guidance to all healthcare professionals who prescribe, dispense or administer Epanutin 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension.
They have asked GPs to make early contact with their patients who are prescribed this medicine, to find out if they have enough supplies to last them until early December. If you don’t have enough supplies, you should make contact with your GP now, rather than wait to hear from them.
The Neurological Alliance is carrying out its third patient experience survey. The alliance is asking people with neurological conditions, such as epilepsy, to share their experiences of neurology services.
The Neurological Alliance is a group of 80 organisations working together to improve services for neurological conditions in England.