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Susan Jamison was 16 when she had a full-blown seizure at school. It had never happened before, though for weeks she’d been getting bad headaches.

A neurologist diagnosed epilepsy and prescribed her a high dose of sodium valproate — four 500mg pills a day. The drug was considered effective and safe for preventing seizures. It worked for Susan, who is now 53: she has taken it ever since.

Sodium valproate is prescribed in the UK under various brand names — Susan takes one called Epilim — and works by blocking nerve activity in the brain involved in seizures.

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