Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Fri, 28/02/2020 - 10:20
We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, that there may be shortages of its valproate-based treatments in coming months, due to strike action at its manufacturing plant in France.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 16:30
We have been informed by Pfizer that there will be insufficient stocks of Epanutin 30mg/5ml oral suspension, from the week commencing 2 March 2020. This supply issue is expected to last until late June 2020.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Fri, 10/01/2020 - 13:30
We have been advised by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) that Accord are out of stock of phenytoin sodium NRIM 100mg capsules.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Fri, 20/12/2019 - 14:16
We have been informed by the Medicines Supply Team at the Department of Health and Social Services that there is a supply issue affecting all strengths of Convulex (valproic acid) capsules. There are limited supplies of the 150mg and 300mg preparations of Convulex capsules, with the 500mg capsules currently out of stock.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Tue, 19/11/2019 - 13:00
A 24-page document circulated to doctors by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) last week, lists many drugs which are currently in short supply, including some medications for epilepsy.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Fri, 15/11/2019 - 16:37
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.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Tue, 05/11/2019 - 16:40
We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer that due to manufacturing delays, Epanutin (phenytoin) Infatabs 50mg are still out of stock.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Mon, 21/10/2019 - 12:31
We have been informed by Teva UK that Gabitril (tiagabine) 10mg strength should be available in pharmacies from the middle of next week.
Submitted by paige-dawkins on Tue, 08/10/2019 - 14:11
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.
Submitted by paige-dawkins on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 12:05
The Department of Health and Social Care has reassured those living with epilepsy that they are doing "everything they can" to ensure the continuation of medicines supply after the UK leaves the EU. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, writes for the Epilepsy Society blog.