Purple Day, 26 March 2015 is the global day for epilepsy awareness. To mark this, UK charity Epilepsy Action asks; ‘What does epilepsy look like?’. In this unique project, Epilepsy Action has collaborated with people with epilepsy to document their condition during the last year. The result is a series of photographic journeys that show the impact of epilepsy on the individual’s daily life; from the bumps and bruises of seizure-related accidents to managing multiple medicines and major life events.
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National charity Epilepsy Action is supporting new strengthened guidance issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This guidance highlights the information doctors must give to women with epilepsy, of child-bearing age, about the risks associated with taking sodium valproate in pregnancy.
Epilepsy charities are urging people to report any adverse side effects they've experienced which could be linked to switching between brands of the same anti-epileptic drug (AED).