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Health experts put plans in place to cope with shortage of Epanutin oral suspension

Epanutin oral suspension

We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer that there is likely to be a shortage of Epanutin (phenytoin) oral suspension from the end of October through to December.  The chewable and injectable versions of the medication are not affected.

Epilepsy Society, UCL and Congenica join forces in genomic study to identify causes of SUDEP

Epilepsy Society, UCL and Congenica join forces

Congenica announced a key partnership with the UK’s Epilepsy Society to study the genomics of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

National Epilepsy Week 2019

Watch this space for more information on what Epilepsy Society is doing throughout next year's National Epilepsy Week (Monday 20-Sunday 26 May 2019)

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Our medical director honoured with new epilepsy post

Head and shoulders of Professor Ley Sander who is looking relaxed but serious. He has short, grey hair, a round, friendly face and is wearing a dark jacket and light-coloured open-necked shirt.

Epilepsy Society is thrilled to announce that our medical director, Professor Ley Sander, has been appointed as Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed by specialists for epilepsy


Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines from 1 November, now a change in the law has been laid in Parliament.

How a pioneering software system is transforming brain surgery

A trailer for the BBC2 show features surgeons performing epilepsy surgery.

Don't miss BBC 2's Trust Me I'm A Doctor, 7pm 10 October 2018, featuring a pioneering robotic technique that is being used to make epilepsy surgery even safer.

Review into sodium valproate - your chance to have your say

Poster from the review team calling for people to give evidence about sodium valproate. The poster is black and white with some text highlighted in purple

An independent safety review into the epilepsy medication, sodium valproate, is now officially open and has put out a 'call for evidence' from those affected by the drug.

New technique looks inside the brain to understand more about epilepsy

Dr Simona Balestrini is about to begin a three year project using a pioneering technique to look at the activity of the brain in people with epilepsy. Here she explains what she hopes to achieve using TMS with EEG.

Why Esther sings for 10 minutes at a time

Esther Bailey has been determined to pursue a career in music, even though her VNS (vagal nerve stimulation) to control her seizures, affects her voice and means that she can only sing for 10 minutes at a time. 

Teva UK discontinues lamotrigine tablets

Two diamond-shaped  tablets side by side

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Ley Sander, urges people with epilepsy to consult their GP as Teva UK announces decision to discontinue several versions of its lamotrigine medication.


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