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Epilim Chronosphere MR (sodium valproate) 250mg granules out of stock in UK

30 Oct 2018

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 out of stock in UK

29 Oct 2018

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.

Epanutin Oral Suspension out of stock in UK

25 Oct 2018

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.

Epilim Chronosphere MR 500mg granules out of stock in UK

8 Oct 2018

Update on 8 October 2018: Sanofi have been in touch to say Epilim Chronosphere 500mg are now back in stock.

Update on 5 October 2018: Sanofi now expects to have these back in stock in the week commencing 22 October.

Original story:

Epilim Chronosphere MR 500mg granules are temporarily out of stock. Sanofi – the company that makes Epilim Chronosphere – expects to have them back in stock in the week commencing 3 December 2018.

All other doses of Epilim Chronosphere MR granules are in stock.

Glenmark topiramate out of stock in UK

5 Oct 2018

Glenmark’s version of topiramate is out of stock in all doses. This is the current stock situation:

  • 25mg tablets – due back in stock in October
  • 50mg tablets – Glenmark does not know when they will be back in stock
  • 100mg tablets – due back in stock in November
  • 200mg tablets – Glenmark does not know when they will be back in stock

Other manufacturer’s versions of topiramate are available. If you have any concerns about taking a different version, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse or pharmacist.

Epilim Chrono 500mg tablets out of stock in UK

28 Sep 2018

Update on 5 October 2018: Sanofi has told us these are now back in stock

Epilim Chrono 500mg tablets are temporarily out of stock in the UK. Sanofi – the company that makes Epilim Chrono – expects to have them back in stock in the week commencing 22 October 2018.

All other doses of Epilim Chrono are in stock.

If you have any concerns about this, speak to your doctor, epilepsy nurse of pharmacist.

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