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Epilepsy Society responds to risks around medication shortages

Stephen Canning, Head of External Affairs

On 7 October 2019, The Mirror published an article about the risks surrounding medication shortages. Here is the full quote that we sent to them.

Accord Levetiracetam 500mg tablets are now back in stock in the UK

Levetiracetam 500mg tablets manufactured by Accord are now back in stock in the UK.

Gabitril tablets out of stock until end of October - update

Drugs stacked on top of one another

We have been informed by Teva UK that all strengths of Gabitril (tiagabine) tablets will be out of stock in the UK until the end of October.  

Epanutin is now back in stock in the UK

Epanutin oral suspension

We have been informed by Pfizer that as of today, Epanutin 30mg/5ml oral suspension is back in stock in the UK.

Some versions of Mylan's oxcarbazepine are out of stock in the UK

Drugs in a pharmacy

We have been informed that Mylan is out of stock of its versions of oxcarbazepine 300mg and 600mg tablets.

Epilim and Frisium should be back in stock by end of August

An assortment of drugs stacked on top of each other

We have been informed by Sanofi that stock levels of their medicines, including Epilim and Frisium, should be back to normal before the end of August 2019.

Gabitril tablets out of stock until end of October

Drugs stacked on top of one another

We have been informed by Teva UK that all strengths of Gabitril (tiagabine) tablets will be out of stock in the UK until the end of October.  

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