The outcome of a two-year inquiry in the UK which investigated how the British Healthcare authorities responded to reports of patient concerns regarding the use of sodium valproate (epilim) in pregnancy has today issued their long awaited report.
Survey of women with epilepsy identifies serious concerns with Sodium Valproate safety measures
From December 9th 2019 - February 28th 2020, Epilepsy Ireland conducted a survey aimed at establishing awareness of the risks associated with the use of the drug sodium valproate (Epilim) in pregnancy and individuals’ experience of the various
New research from Trinity College Dublin and the Rollege College of Surgeons has identified a potential link between the prevalence of hallucinations associated with seizures and suicide risk.
The study, which was co-autored by a number of leading researchers in Ireland and the United States, was recently published in renowned epilepsy medical journal - Epilepsia.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, many of our public fundraising events had to be cancelled due to the public health advice and in the interest of safety of our dedicated members, supporters & volunteers. Furthermore, we have also seen events cancelled where supporters would choose to organically fundraise for us - such as the many marathons that will now unfortunately not go ahead across the country.