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Canadian League Against Epilepsy

LATEST NEWS FROM CLAE

CLAE Issues Statement about Disney Movie ‘Incredibles 2’

Disney has warned the public that the movie “Incredibles 2” may trigger seizures in people with epilepsy.

Some persons with epilepsy have photosensitive epilepsy. With this type of epilepsy, certain patterns of flashing lights can trigger an epileptic seizure. Photosensitive epilepsy is very rare, and unfortunately it is unknown why photosensitivity occurs. Most patients with epilepsy are not sensitive to light exposure. Whether an individual has photosensitive epilepsy or not is usually made evident during a routine EEG examination. During the performance of such an EEG, flashing lights are administered to the patient, and characteristic electrical discharges from the brain can be seen on the tracing.

If you have photosensitive epilepsy, we recommend that you avoid unnecessary exposure to flashing lights.

If you do not know if your epilepsy is photosensitive, please consult your physician.

Update Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Important update regarding Clonazepam

Clonazepam is increasingly reported in backorder by several Pharmaceutical companies. There are no major issues reported in Ontario; however, in Alberta the situation is slightly different (Apotex has supply of 2 mg tablets available which can be cut or compounded). 

For more detailed information, click here

Juan Pablo Appendino

Chair, Medical Therapeutics Committee


Update Posted: Tuesday February 27, 2018

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