Table 1

FDA-approved non-epilepsy indications for antiepileptic drugs

Generic nameTrade name(s)Bipolar disorderFibromyalgiaChronic painMigraine Prophylaxis
CarbamazepineTegretol®, Carbatrol®, Equetro®,acute only
Divalproex sodiumaDepakote®b, Epival®cacute onlyyes
EthotoinbPeganone®
GabapentinNeurontin®
LamotrigineLamictal®maintenance only
LevetiracetamKeppra®
OxcarbazepineTrileptal®
PhenytoinDilantin®
PregabalinLyrica®yes
TiagabinebGabitril®
TopiramateTopamax®yes
Valproic acidaDepakene®, Depacon®bacute onlyyes
ZonisamidebZonegran®
a

Also known as valproate.

b

Not available in Canada.

c

Canadian trade name.

From: Introduction

Cover of Drug Class Review: Antiepileptic Drugs for Indications Other Than Epilepsy
Drug Class Review: Antiepileptic Drugs for Indications Other Than Epilepsy: Final Report Update 2 [Internet].
McDonagh M, Peterson K, Lee N, et al.
Portland (OR): Oregon Health & Science University; 2008 Oct.
Copyright © 2008, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.

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