Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Epilim® (sodium valproate) syrup 200mg/5ml


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 21st February 2024

Epilim® 200mg/5ml syrup is out of stock from mid-March until w/c 22nd April 2024.
Epilim® (sodium valproate) 200mg/5ml liquid (sugar-free) remains available and can support increased demand.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.

DHSC and NHSE/I have now launched an online Medicines Supply Tool, which provides up to date information about medicine supply issues. The contents of these MSNs can now be viewed on the Tool.

The Tool also details any changes to resupply dates and updates to the entries.

To access the Tool you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

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