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The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised people to carefully check Buccolam prefilled syringes before giving the medicine. This is because in a small number of cases, the translucent tip-cap has stayed attached to the syringe when the red cap has been removed.
Epilim Chrono is now back in stock in all doses.
Topiramate may be linked to increased risk of birth defects in babies born to women taking the medicine
A new US study has found that taking the medicine topiramate during pregnancy may cause an increased risk of birth defects.
Epilim Chrono 500mg tablets are out of stock in the UK. Sanofi expects to have the tablets back in stock in the next 2 weeks.
Epilim Chrono 200mg and 300mg tablets have just come back into stock and are being sent to wholesalers over the next week.
Accord topiramate tablets are out of stock in the UK in all doses.
Accord expects the 25mg, 50mg and 100mg tablets to be back in stock in February. The 200mg tablets may be back in stock in mid-January.
Epilepsy Action’s ‘Epilepsy and you’ online self-management course short-listed for a healthcare industry award
Epilepsy Action was shortlisted for a healthcare industry award for its online self-management course, ‘Epilepsy and you’. The course was developed to help people with epilepsy better manage their own condition. The charity was nominated for the Health Service Journal’s 2017 Awards.
Government update to guidelines about switching between different forms of epilepsy medicines says prescribers should consider the individual’s concerns
The government has added to its guidelines about switching between different forms of epilepsy medicines. The update says that prescribers need to take into consideration people’s thoughts and concerns.