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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.

Martindale oral suspension 5mg/5ml out of stock

5 Dec 2019

Martindale Pharma have told us that Tapclob clobazam 5 mgs oral suspension is out of stock due to a manufacturing problem.

  • 250ml bottles due back in stock 13 December
  • 150ml bottles due back in stock 20 December

All other preparations are in stock.

If you usually take Martindale Pharma Tapclob clobazam, your pharmacist may need to supply you with a different manufacturer’s version. If you have any concerns about this, speak to your GP, epilepsy specialist or epilepsy specialist nurse.

Gabitril (tiagabine) out of stock in the UK

18 Nov 2019

Update: 18 November 2019
All strengths of Gabitril tablets are back in stock.

Update: 24 October 2019

Teva has told us they expect to have Gabitril (tiagabine) 10mg tablets back in stock this week. Supplies should arrive at pharmacies in the week beginning 28 October 2019.

Teva hopes to have the 5mg and 15mg strength tablets back in stock in the week beginning 11 November.

If pharmacists are having trouble getting hold of Gabitril they can contact Teva customer services on 0800 590 502 for help.

Teva topiramate stock issues in the UK

16 Oct 2019

Update - 16 October 2019

Teva topiramate tablets are out of stock in all strengths. Teva expects to have them back in stock in early 2020.

Teva has stopped making topiramate capsules.

If you usually take Teva topiramate, your pharmacist may need to supply you with a different manufacturer’s version. If you have any concerns about this, speak to your GP, epilepsy specialist or epilepsy specialist nurse.

Original story - 23 January 2019

Accord topiramate stock in the UK

10 Oct 2019

Update on 10 October 2019 - Accord topiramate tablets

Accord topiramate tablets are now out of stock in the 25mg, 50mg and 100mg strengths. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

The 200mg tablets are in stock.

Original story - 3 April 2019

Accord topiramate tablets are out of stock in the 50mg and 100mg strengths. Accord does not know when they will be back in stock.

The 25mg and 200mg tablets are in stock.

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