Medication for epilepsy
Brexit contingency plans for epilepsy medication
In August 2018, the Government asked pharmaceutical companies to ensure they have a minimum six week stockpile of prescription-only and pharmacy-only medicines in case of potential delays at UK borders after Brexit on 29 March 2019.
New warnings and guidance on prescribing sodium valproate to girls and women with epilepsy have been issued in January 2016 by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).
New to epilepsy treatment
The decision whether to start taking anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) can be difficult, and there is a lot to think about. Here we look at the benefits and risks of taking, or not taking, AEDs.