Resources About Medications

General Information

Specific Medications

  • ADHD Medications - This link offers in depth information regarding a variety of common medications used to treat ADHD.

  • ADHD Medications in Canada - This chart (available in English or French) provides illustrations of the ADHD medications available in Canada and lists recommended doses. They show the dose titration per product monograph and CADDRA guidelines.

  • Mood Stabilizers - The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (BC Children's Hospital) offers information on the medications used to treat Bipolar and related disorders known as mood stabilizers.

  • Antidepressant/Anti-Anxiety Medications  - The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (BC Children's Hospital) provides an extensive look at common medications used to treat depression and anxiety.

  • Psychosis and Other Related Conditions

  • Antipsychotic Medications - Antipsychotic medication information sheets from the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (BC Children's Hospital).

  • CAMESA Guidelines: Antipsychotic Monitoring - A helpful guide to keep parents and caregivers informed about antipsychotic medication, its uses, and effects.

  • Sleep Medications - Medication information sheets from the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (BC Children's Hospital) regarding common sleep medications.  

  • Off-Label Medication Use in Children and Adolescents - This link offers information on off-label medication use and what that might look like here in Canada.

  • Synthetic Cannabinoids FAQ - (PAD!S Poison & Drug Information Service, Alberta Health Services) A look at synthetic cannabinoids and their uses/effects.

  • Tics and Tourette Syndrome

  • Tourette Syndrome: Pimozide - The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (BC Children's Hospital) has composed helpful information sheets for these medications that are commonly used in the treatment of Tourette Syndrome: 

  • Tourette Syndrome: Tetrabenazine  - The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (BC Children's Hospital) has composed helpful information sheets for these medications that are commonly used in the treatment of Tourette Syndrome: