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Covid 19 and Epilepsy Update 26 March 2020
26 March 2020
Epilepsy New Zealand has been receiving regular information from the Ministry of Health and other agencies, often more than once a day, showing just how quickly the situation is evolving. No doubt there will be many people, including those with epilepsy, who have questions around their risk and what to do in these uncertain times. Hopefully the information below may help reassure you and where necessary, prompt you to contact your trusted health professional.
BPAC issues new guidelines for Lamotrigine
26 September 2019
BPAC issues new guidelines for Lamotrigine.
Petition against Pharmac's drug changes
29 August 2019
A petition is underway calling on Pharmac to reverse its decision on Lamotrigine.
Epilepsy NZ Position Statement - Lamotrigine
28 August 2019
We opposed this change from Lamictal to Logem from the start, and staff have advocated on behalf of people with epilepsy in discussions with Pharmac.
Don't Give Up by Adele Hauwai
4 December 2017
Adele Hauwai has shared her Living With Epilepsy story as part of the Epilepsy NZ Tell Us About It Competition. People were asked to send in their stories about epilepsy, the challenges they faced and the lessons they have learned that they would like to share with the world.
New ILAE Seizure Classification
10 March 2017
The ILAE announces the publication in Epilepsia of two new landmark classification documents, one of seizure types and one of the epilepsies.