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Coronavirus information

A message from everyone at Epilepsy Society around the coronavirus

Epilepsy and the coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Dr Simona Balestrini

Dr Simona Balestrini is the Muir Maxwell Research Fellow at the Epilepsy Society. Here, she has put together an FAQ factsheet for those with epilepsy about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Victorian underwear reveals what it is like to live with epilepsy

A group of eight young women, either standing or sitting, dressed in Victorian underwear. Each garment is embroidered with words describing what it is like to have epilepsy.

Artist Susan Aldworth has created an innovative exhibition using both antique Victorian underwear and sophisticated technology to explore the impact that epilepsy has on people’s lives.


How a tweet went viral raising thousands for epilepsy research

Image of the tweet about 21-year-old Amelia, that went viral

How a post on Twitter about the tragic death of a young girl, Amelia, went viral raising thousands for epilepsy research.

Tips for making the most of Christmas

Our Education, Information and Support Services Manager, Andrée Mayne, gives some helpful tips on coping over Christmas if you have epilepsy.

All strengths of Gabitril (tiagabine) are now back in stock

Drugs stacked on top of one another

Teva UK has confirmed that all strengths of Gabitril (5mg, 10mg, 15mg) are now back in stock and that these have been made available to pharmacies across the country.

'It is just good to cry and let it all out'

Louise, 41, explains why Epilepsy Society's Helpline is such a lifeline when she needs to talk about the impact of her epilepsy.

Gabitril (tiagabine) 10mg should be available next week, says Teva UK

Drugs stacked on top of one another

We have been informed by Teva UK that Gabitril (tiagabine) 10mg strength should be available in pharmacies from the middle of next week.

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.


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