What is the drug Rivotril used for?
Rivotril® contains the active ingredient clonazepam. Rivotril® is used to treat epilepsy in infants, children and adults and it is also used to treat status epilepticus (prolonged or repeated fits or seizures without any recovery between attacks).
How does Rivotril make you feel?
Rivotril works by increasing the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This is a chemical that sends signals throughout the nervous system. If there’s not enough GABA in the body, an excited state occurs. This may result in panic attacks or seizures.
What is Rivotril 2mg side effects?
Side effects of Rivotril Tablet
- Impaired coordination.
- Memory impairment.
How fast does Rivotril work?
Response and effectiveness. Clonazepam takes approximately 20-60 minutes to start working.
What are the most common side effects of clonazepam?
What side effects can this medication cause?
- problems with coordination.
- difficulty thinking or remembering.
- increased saliva.
- muscle or joint pain.
- frequent urination.
Is Rivotril safe for long term use?
Rivotril is intended for short-term use only. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “psychical dependence may develop after 2 or more weeks of daily use.” Long-term Rivotril abuse could lead to a plethora of adverse short and long-term consequences, including addiction.
How much Rivotril can you take in a day?
Your doctor will tell you how much RIVOTRIL to take each day. The dose varies from person to person depending on age and the condition being treated. The usual adult dose is between 3 and 6 mg daily. Infants and children may need to take less.