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This Week is Brain Awareness Week 2023!

Last Updated: Wed, 15/03/2023 - 16:09

This week marks Brain Awareness Week 2023!

The week aims to raise awareness of neurological conditions, promote good brain health and to highlight the work of the neurological charities that support the estimated 800,000 people who live with a neurological condition in Ireland today.

Notice on changes to BUCCOLAM® packaging.

Last Updated: Thu, 02/03/2023 - 11:09

We have received queries about recent changes to BUCCOLAM® packaging - view this article for further information and clarification.

Rivotril Resupply expected in Mid-March

Last Updated: Wed, 01/03/2023 - 12:16

With regard to our ongoing contact regarding the shortage of the anti-seizure medication, Rivotril, it has been indicated by the Health Products Regulatory Authority that the medication will be back in stock by mid-March. 

The further reply on this matter is below:

Today is Rare Disease Day 2023!

Last Updated: Tue, 28/02/2023 - 17:27

Today is Rare Disease Day. It is estimated that there are over 300,000 people living with a rare disease or a condition in Ireland today – and this day is a day to raise awareness of these conditions; the people who live with them; and the organisations that support them.

IBE Virtual Art Exhibition

Last Updated: Mon, 27/02/2023 - 15:09

In the lead up to #EpilepsyDay, our colleagues in the International Bureau for Epilepsy launched an online art exhibition for people with epilepsy, focussed on the theme of stigma.

We promoted the exhibition on our website and other channels and encouraged those living with epilepsy in Ireland to make a submission – as we know first hand from our members, volunteers and supporters, just how creative they can be.

Rivotril Shortage Update

Last Updated: Tue, 21/02/2023 - 17:41

Epilepsy Ireland have been in continued contact with the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the manufacturer (Cheplapharm) regarding the ongoing shortage of the anti-seizure medication, Rivotril.

#EpilepsyDay 2023 in the news!

Last Updated: Fri, 17/02/2023 - 08:00

International Epilepsy Day took place earlier this week on the 13th February 2023. We introduced our new campaign highlighting how Time, Safe, Stay needs to become general knowledge amongst the public.

We’d like to thank all those featured in the videos for agreeing to be part of our campaign and allowing themselves to highlight this important message.

Rivotril Shortage

Last Updated: Thu, 16/02/2023 - 16:35

For people with epilepsy who are currently being affected by the shortage of the Anti-Seizure Medication Rivotril 0.5mg, we know that many of those affected will be aware that the scheduled return date of the medication has been listed for some time as "early February 2023". 

You can see our previous update on this matter by visiting the 'News' section of our website.