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Epilepsy

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Sodium valproate prescribed to 180 pregnant women in England

Sodium valproate was prescribed to almost 200 pregnant women in England between April 2018 and September 2020, new NHS data shows. 

Lamotrigine and levetiracetam safest antiepileptics in pregnancy

Safety review by MHRA concludes lamotrigine and levetiracetam safer than other antiepileptics for pregnant women.

MHRA recalls batches of Epilim 500mg gastro-resistant tablets

The MHRA has recalled batches of Epilim 500mg gastro-resistant tablets.

Cannabis-based medicines

This pharmacy scenario is about cannabis-based medicines and when they should be prescribed.

NICE fast-tracks epilepsy recommendation

Doctors can prescribe Epidyolex with clobazam, a seizure-preventing cannabis-based treatment.

First cannabis-based medicines approved for reimbursement

Pharmacists in England are to be reimbursed for dispensing cannabis-based products for the first time.

Gabitril shortages to last until end of October

Teva has warned that shortages of the epilepsy drug will last a month long longer than previously expected.

‘Not enough evidence’ to recommend cannabis says NICE

NICE has decided not to recommend the use of cannabis-based medicines in severe treatment-resistant epilepsy.

Understanding epilepsy

Over 85 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day in the UK, pharmacy teams should be aware of this condition.

Epilepsy

This CPD module provides an overview of epilepsy, including the causes, types of seizure, diagnosis and treatments.

AEDs increase stroke risk in AD

Compared with controls, Alzheimer's patients on AEDs were 37 per cent more likely to experience a stroke

Ban on prescribing valproate to women of childbearing age

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has come out in support of new restrictions on the prescribing of an epilepsy drug that can harm the health and development of unborn children.

Ban on prescribing valproate to women of childbearing age

The RPS has come out in support of new restrictions on the prescribing of an epilepsy drug that can harm the health and development of unborn children

New toolkit on valproate use in pregnancy

The MHRA has produced a new toolkit to ensure that women are better informed about the risks of taking valproate during pregnancy.



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