24-03-2016 | Tegretol Retard change of name to Tegretol SR

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Epilepsy Ireland has been notified by Novartis, the manufacturers of Tegretol Retard, that the name of this product will change in Ireland with immediate effect. The product will be renamed Tegretol SR (Slow Release). The name change is in response to a request from Epilepsy Ireland on foot of a concern raised by a member about the connotations and stigma associated with the name. 

All pharmacists and neurologists have been informed by letter of the change of name.

There are no changes to the medication itself. 

It is expected that packs of Tegretol SR could be in pharmacies as early as next week.