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The Latest News from OACS Ireland

“COVID – 19 Updates”

By Karen | March 29, 2020

Organisation Anticonvulsant Syndrome OACS Ireland As the emergence of Coronavirus in Ireland continues, we are receving queries from people with…

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By oacsireland | February 17, 2020

In January 2020, relevant healthcare professionals were sent by post or Alliance Tote boxes (for pharmacies) a letter and updated…

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(OACS Ireland) Our thanks to The Saturday Hospital Fund

By oacsireland | February 16, 2020

OACS Ireland want, to express our deepest thanks for the support off the Hospital Saturday Fund donation to Organisation for…

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UPDATE: #GE2020 Candidates Supporting OACS Ireland

By oacsireland | February 6, 2020

#GE2020 Update on Candidates Supporting OACS Ireland With the General Election campaign in it’s final days, OACS Ireland (Organisation for…

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Parties support investigation into sodium valproate prescription

By oacsireland | January 29, 2020

OACS Ireland has received some incredible news: Parties support an investigation into sodium valproate prescription. SOURCE: Medical Independent (MI) By Catherine…

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Organisation Anticonvulsant Syndromes Ireland 2020 Manifesto #GE2020

By oacsireland | January 28, 2020

With the calling of the General Election, this represents an important opportunity to highlight our ongoing campaign for families affected…

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The Valproate Report Mystery

By oacsireland | January 9, 2020

Where’s the Valproate Report?  Senator Rose Conway-Walsh has been asking this for many months. Why the delay in releasing it?…

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Reader response: Unintended pregnancy, prenatal care, new-born outcomes, and breastfeeding in women with epilepsy

By oacsireland | September 13, 2019

Alain Braillon, Senior Consultant, University Hospital. 80000 Amiens. (Amiens, France) Susan Bewley, Pr., King’s College (London, UK) Published August 19, 2019 Pennell and Meador rightly expressed…

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1st National Conference on The Consequences of Sodium Valproate (Update)

By oacsireland | May 15, 2019

As you may be aware OACS Ireland attended the 1st National Conference on The Consequences of Sodium Valproate in  Trinity…

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National Conference on the Consequences of Sodium Valproate (Epilim)

By oacsireland | March 15, 2019

For patients & families, healthcare professionals and policy makers Organised by the Health Service Executive, Epilepsy Ireland, OACS Ireland, Trinity…

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Downloads & Resources

Videos / Media

OACS Ireland: The Story So Far

Public Hearing on Valproate

Epilim (Sodium Valproate): For Patients*

Epilim (Sodium Valproate): For Hospital Doctors*

Epilim (Sodium Valproate): For Neurologists & Psychiatrists*

Epilim (Sodium Valproate): For GPs*

*The Medication Safety Minute Team in conjunction with Dr Colin Doherty, Epileptologist in St. James’s Hospital (SJH), have produced a series of 4 videos to highlight the risks associated with sodium valproate medicines if taken during pregnancy. Each of the videos highlights key points in relation to the management of the issue from a different perspective − that of the patient, the hospital doctor, the specialist (neurologist or psychiatrist), and the GP, respectively. These videos were released during National Epilepsy Week which aims to raise awareness Epilim (Sodium Valproate) in pregnancy.