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Women still not aware of epilepsy medicine risk in pregnancy

Graphic showing pregnant woman and adolescent girl and encouraging them to find out more about nsodium valproate

Almost 1 in 5 (18%) women currently taking the epilepsy medication sodium valproate do not know it can harm the development and physical health of their unborn child should they become pregnant.

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Children affected by sodium valproate

A photo montage of children's faces, similar to one the BBC is hoping to create around sodium valproate.

Do you have a child who has been diagnosed with fetal valproate syndrome. Be a part of the BBC's photo montage.

Me and my epilepsy

Deborah and her two daughters all live with disabilities and all care for each other. Here she describes how they push forward together, never allowing epilepsy to beat them.

Frisium availability update

A pharmacist is dispensing medication in a small pharmacy

Frisium 10mg will be available from week commencing 11 September 2017, department of health confirms.

NCS Challenge volunteers dig in at Epilepsy Society

Group of teenage volunteers standing outside

Volunteers from the 'NCS Challenge' programme, a nationwide young person's volunteer initiative, rolled up their sleeves to help rejuvenate areas of Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire.

My experience of sodium valproate

Kat, who has borderline personality disorder, was prescribed sodium valproate as a mood stabiliser for two and a half years. She was informed of the risks associated with sodium valproate during pregnancy and shares her experience.

 

 

Epilepsy Society's medical director says don't panic over current shortages of epilepsy drugs

A pharmacist is dispensing medication in a small pharmacy

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander  reassures people around current shortages of some epilepsy medications.

Are you aware of risks around sodium valproate? Take part in our survey

Infographic shows that  both young girls and women of childbearing age should be aware of risks around sodium valproate. Pregnant woman and young girl are silhouetted facing each other on a purple background.

New survey launched to assess levels of awareness among women and girls of the potential risks around epilepsy drug, sodium valproate. The survey has been launched by Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Action and Young Epilepsy.

Rain doesn't dampen spirits at Epilepsy Society Phoenix games

Epilepsy society resident taking part in an outdoor activity

Hardy athletes refused to let rain spoil the fun on Saturday (22 July 2017) when Epilepsy Society hosted its 16th Phoenix Games at its Chalfont St Peter centre. 

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