The pills of Rivotril come in the round shape of white, yellow or coral colors depending on the dosage and the producer. The usual dosages for one tablet, which contains clonazepam, are 0,5 and 2 mg. The medicine belongs to the group of antiepileptic means. The active component is clonazepam.
Rivotril increases the sensitivity of receptors to aminobutyric acid, due to which there is a slowdown in the transmission of nerve impulses, and the excitability of neurons is reduced. Also, the drug has a general soothing, sedative effect on the central nervous system. The feeling of anxiety, causeless anxiety and nervous tension is dulled. The quality and duration of sleep improve. Indications for use are epilepsy in children and adults. During the treatment with Rivotril, patients are strictly forbidden to use ethanol, since it can disrupt the drug, reduce the effectiveness of the treatment, or it can cause unforeseen side effects.
The leaflet provided with the packing offers basic information on how to use this medicine. Before use, it is better to discuss the dosage with your physician and make sure to follow his exact prescriptions.
This medicine has a set of side effects for health if used any differently from doctor's orders. Side effects can be various, for example:
- sleep disturbance;
- retardation of the reaction.
Less frequent adverse reactions:
- impaired coordination of movements;
- blurred consciousness;
- impaired respiratory function.
The risk of drug dependence is increased when using large doses or at a significant duration of treatment. Without special instructions should not be used for a long time.
This is not a complete list of adverse reactions, and you should report to your doctor immediately about any unpleasant symptoms that persist.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 28.05.2021