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New topiramate safety measures and pregnancy

Topiramate, also known by the brand name Topamax, is an anti-seizure medication. Doctors should no longer prescribe topiramate to treat epilepsy during pregnancy unless there is no suitable alternative treatment. Girls and women whose periods have started will need to take steps to avoid pregnancy if they take topiramate.

Paediatric SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist

SUDEP Action & Young Epilepsy team up to create an epilepsy risk Checklist for children

SUDEP Action and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are collaborating with Young Epilepsy to create a paediatric version of the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist. The award-winning Checklist, which launched in 2015, supports health professionals in discussing epilepsy mortality risks and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) with their patients (aged 16+).