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Medication for epilepsy

Anti-epileptic drugs

Anti-epileptic drugs

Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are a treatment for epilepsy. Up to 70% of people could have their epilepsy controlled with AEDs.

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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.

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Managing your treatment

Managing your epilepsy might mean having a care plan, including a treatment plan to see whether your medication is working.

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Sodium valproate

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).

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Emergency medication

Information and training for people who are responsible for giving emergency medication to people with epilepsy.

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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.

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Coming off treatment

If someone has not had a seizure for two or more years then they may think about withdrawing (coming off) their AEDs.