What is Rivotril 2mg?
Rivotril 2mg (Clonazepam) is an oral prescription medication for treating and preventing seizures, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, and co-morbid depression. It is the first line of drugs for treating the acute onset of seizures and allied conditions.
How does Rivotril 2 mg works?
It consists of a single active ingredient, clonazepam which belongs to the class of medication benzodiazepines, and it increases the function of GABA (a), a chemical messenger, in the brain and it lowers the excessive hyperactivity of nerve cells in the brain and helps manage the condition and reduces the intensity of seizures.
It reduces the release of certain chemicals that make you feel anxious.
Rivotril 2 mg slows down the electrical signals in the brain, which cause seizures.
It reduces symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, fear, or anxiety.
What are some side effects of Rivotril 2 mg tablet?
Rivotril may have some side effects, and these side effects are as follows:
- Impaired coordination
- Memory Impairment
The severe side effects of Rivotril 2mg
- Decrease effort to breathe
- Sleep apnea
- Allergic reaction
- Swelling on the skin, throat, and lips
Seek immediate medical attention. If you see any severe side effects, get immediate medical attention.
Who should not take Rivotril 2mg?
Rivotril 2 mg is FDA approved medication, and it is the first line of medicine for the management of acute anxiety. In addition, it is important to inform your health issues if you have any health conditions.
- Do not take it if you are allergic to any active ingredient, and inactive ingredient of the drug
- If you have myasthenia Gravis
- If you have wide-angle glaucoma
- Sleep apnea
- If you have liver Or kidney related disease
- Breastfeeding mother as it may pass into breast milk
- If you are pregnant or planning a family, it is important to inform your doctor.
Rivotril 2 mg is habit-forming and addictive; therefore; it is important to
please take it as per the instructions advised by your healthcare provider
Rivotril 2mg can cause dizziness and drowsiness. One must abstain from alcohol, cannabis products, and other CNS depressants as they can aggravate and increase the risk of a certain drug interaction. Extended use of Rivotril 2mg may result in dependence and tolerance.
Always taper the dose as instructed by your health care provider, as stopping the dose may result in withdrawal symptoms like insomnia, inability to sleep, and anxiety.
How should you take Rivotril 2mg?
Rivotril 2 mg is available as an oral therapy, and it is the first line of attack for preventing and managing seizures and allied conditions.
You can have it with or without food, and if you experience nausea, then take it after food and ask your doctor how to combat nausea, as your healthcare practitioner may adjust the dose.
It is recommended not to break, chew or dissolve the tablet and you should take it whole with water.
The dosage is based on the medical condition and response to treatment. If you are using it for a long time, you may develop tolerance to the drug and may have reduced effectiveness.
Rivotril 2mg belongs to the class of drug Benzodiazepines that reduces hyperactivity in the brain and reduces abnormal activity in the brain and CNS.