it was in Canada: maybe anti-psychoitc meds are appropriate Halloween candies up north? Pharmacy accidentally gave kids bipolar pills instead of candy A worker at a Canadian pharmacy accidentally gave out out bipolar medication to trick-or-treaters instead of candy, according to a report. The mix-up unfolded after a woman unknowingly dropped her 17-year-old son’s prescription drugs while on her way out of a Beauport pharmacy. Another customer picked up the medication — Quetiapine and Divalproex sodium, both of which are used to treat schizophrenia as well as other psychological disorders — and placed it dangerously close to the candy basket on the counter. “So – unfortunately – we don’t know how – an employee just mixed it with the candy by accident and distributed it to the kids,” a Quebec City police spokesperson told the Daily Star. Seven individually wrapped pills were dropped into candy baskets throughout the night. Police assured parents that the medications were not dangerous — despite side effects that include suicidal thoughts, tremors and nausea.