Warning: Anticonvulsant medication may affect the levels of vitamins B2, B6, B22, C, D, E, beta-carotene, biotin and folate.
Medications may have different marketing names in Canada than in the United States.
Available in Canada by prescription
Mazepine, Carbamazepine CR
Diastat, Diazemuls, Dipam
This drug is not approved in Canada for persons under 16 years of age except in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
This drug has been discontinued in Canada. 2015-06-05
Please see Health Canada’s safety update (2005).
This drug is not generally used as an anticonvulsant medication except in hospital (injected rectally or intramuscularly) to stop status epilepticus.
Phenobarb, Phenobarbital Sodium
Phenytoin Sodium, Tremytoine
Divalproex Sodium, Sodium Valproate
Available in the United States
Tiagabine Hydrochloride (Gabitril)
For more information on any of the listed drugs, you can:
- speak to your healthcare provider
- speak to your local pharmacist (often a wealth of knowledge on the options available to you)
- see Epilepsy Therapy Project’s Detailed Seizure Medicine Information
- visit Health Canada’s Drug Product Database