§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in light of the comments published under the title "Sodium Valproate Reassessed" in Volume 19, No. 24 of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, he has issued any revised guidelines to doctors within the National Health Service concerning the use of the thug Epilim.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The product data sheet for sodium valproate (Epilim), which is made available to all medical practitioners, was amended last year to include warnings of the serious adverse effects which were subsequently referred to in the article inDrug and Therapeutics Bulletin. The changes in the data sheet were drawn to doctors' attention by the Committee on Safety of Medicines in "Current Problems No. 6" (July 1981), a copy of which is in the Library.