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Epilim Chrono 200mg tablets out of stock in UK

30 Aug 2017

Epilim Chrono 200mg tablets are temporarily out of stock in the UK. Sanofi – the company that makes Epilim Chrono – has told us they will be back in stock in the week commencing 11 September 2017.

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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I am finding it increasingly shocking at how many AED's over the past few months suddenly appear to be 'out of stock' - what exactly is going on and why is nobody trying to find out? Is it an issue with government funding? Is it a case of the manufacturers can't keep up with demand? So many of us rely on these medications in order to be able to do what so many others just take for granted - lead a 'normal' life. Yet, our lives constantly seem to be put at risk with no explanation.

Submitted by Jennifer Webster on

Shocking!! These drugs help my daughter live a normal life.
These drugs should never be out of stock.

Submitted by Jill Lyons on

Also having problems finding my sister 500mg here in the UK. she is on 2500mg a day as well as other epilepsy medications. Any idea is 500mg are short as well at this time (8th September 2017)

Submitted by Elle on

Still being told it is out of stock in mid October. Any update from manufacturer?

Submitted by Sue Gearing on

Hi Sue

Thank you for your question.

We spoke to the manufacture, Sanofi, and they confirmed there is another supply issue.

It did come back into stock but now it’s out of stock again, until next week.

You chemist could contact a different wholesalers, to see if they can locate any for you, or they could phone customer service at Sanofi on 0845 372 7101.



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Submitted by Diane-Epilepsy ... on

I have been trying to get my mother's prescription filled for 3 weeks at our local Boots and for three weeks they have duly ignored my mother's need for her medication literally their answer was that my mother needs to change her medication and they would speak to my mother's GP. Answer is a complete no as she has a combination of drugs that works for her. Today after making a complaint about their lack of care they basically told me to sort it out myself. So I am low on medication, Boots have basically told me to go away what do I do now?

Submitted by Anne Whelton on

Hello Anne

I have recently replied to you by email about this. If we can be of any further help please do not hesitate to get in touch with our helpline team.


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Submitted by Karen-Epilepsy ... on

I, like Anne above, have had difficulty obtaining Epilim and have had similar responses from Boots and so am existing on out of date stock because I do not want GP to issue new type medication. However on investigating from manufacturer there is no problem now and Boots should be able to get supply. Because they have not been able to I have asked GP to supply new prescription from a pharmacy that can supply.

Submitted by pat roper on

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