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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.

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.

Cannabidiol 'almost halves' epilepsy seizures

The study reported that 10 and 20mg/kg cannabidiol reduced the frequency of convulsive seizures by 49 and 46 per cent respectively compared with baseline.

Pharmacy minister grilled on epilepsy drug shortages

The DHSC will reiterate its "great concern" to the suppliers of an epilepsy drug that has been affected by shortages, Seema Kennedy told the Commons.

DHSC grants record concessions amid shortages

March 2019 saw the Department of Health and Social Care grant a record amount of medicine price concessions.

No link between AEDs and dementia

The researchers did not identify a statistically significant association between AEDs and dementia.

AEDs increase stroke risk in AD

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



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