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Help with reporting side effects from your medication through the Yellow Card scheme

18 June 2019

The MHRA have released new videos that provide online guidance to help you report a side effect from your medications.

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New guidelines for carers administering epilepsy emergency medication launched

17 June 2019

New guidelines for carers administering epilepsy emergency medication, buccal midazolam, have been launched.


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Aston University professor named among nation's lifesavers for work around photosensitive...

30 May 2019

A professor who spent his life championing people with photosensitive epilepsy has been named as one of the nation's top 100 lifesavers from across UK universities....

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Epilepsy Society trustee completes the London 2 Brighton challenge

28 May 2019

One of our trustees, Andrew George, recently completed the London 2 Brighton challenge. Read more to see how he got on.

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Epilepsy Society launches new first aid campaign after young man has seizure on escalator

20 May 2019

Epilepsy Society have launched a new campaign, "Calm, Cushion, Call" to raise awareness of seizure first aid.

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Medics warned to fly less for health of their patients

17 May 2019

Three of the world's leading epilepsy specialists have warned that climate change may be damaging the health of their patients. And they are challenging medical...

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Zonisamide is out of stock in the UK

16 May 2019

We have been informed by Teva UK that all formulations of Zonisamide are temporarily out of stock in the UK.

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Epilim medication shortages

9 May 2019

We have been informed that there may be problems with the supply of some forms of Epilim (sodium valproate) over the next 10 days.

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Shortage of Epanutin Infatabs 50 mg will now last until November 2019

3 May 2019

We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer that due to manufacturing delays, the shortage of Epanutin (phenytoin) Infatabs 50mg will now last from 1...

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Peter Hook to perform anniversary concerts in celebration of Joy Division and donate to Epilepsy...

30 April 2019

Peter Hook has recently announced two anniversary concerts with his band, The Light, to perform Joy Division material. He will be making a donation to Epilepsy...


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