Sanofi has told us there is a temporary shortage of Epilim Chrono (sodium valproate) tablets in the 500mg and 300mg strengths. This is likely to affect supply for the next 2 weeks. Sanofi was unable to give an exact date of when these tablets would be back to full stock.
If your pharmacist can’t get your usual dose of Epilim Chrono before you run out, your doctor might prescribe you a different formulation of Epilim. This may mean you need to take your medicine more or less frequently. Your pharmacist should make this clear if this is the case. Alternatively, your doctor might prescribe you a different manufacturer’s version of sodium valproate.
If you have any questions about taking a different formulation or version of your medicine, speak to your GP, epilepsy specialist or epilepsy specialist nurse.