Rivotril belongs to the benzodiazepine medicine class. Benzodiazepines are commonly used as sedatives or to treat seizures or anxiety. Clonazepam is a medication used to treat seizure disorders.It aids by slowing nerve activity in the brain (i.e., the central nervous system).
This drug may be offered under several brand names and/or in several forms.This medicine may not be available in all of the forms or be approved for all of the diseases described below. Furthermore, some types of this medicine may not be appropriate for all of the illnesses listed above.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medication for a condition not specified in these drug information articles.Speak to your doctor if you have not discussed this with your doctor or if you are unsure why you are taking this medicine.Do not discontinue this medicine without first visiting your doctor.
Even if they have the same symptoms as you, do not give this drug to anybody else.People should not take this drug unless their doctor has prescribed it.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each pale orange, cylindrical, biplane, scored, bevelled-edged tablet contains 0.5 milligrammes of clonazepam, with “ROCHE” over “0.5” on one side and cross-scored on the other.Cornflour, iron oxide red, iron oxide yellow, lactose, magnesium stearate, potato starch, and talc are nonmedicinal components.
Each white, cylindrical, biplane, scored, bevelled-edged tablet contains 2 mg of clonazepam, with “ROCHE” over “2” on one side and cross-scored on the other.Cornflour, lactose, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose are nonmedicinal components.
How should I use rivotril
Rivotril dosage is defined by how much is required to manage seizures and varies from person to person. To minimise impaired coordination or excessive drowsiness, the dose should be tailored to your unique needs.
Clonazepam’s suggested beginning dose for adults is 1.5 mg per day in three divided doses.This reduces drowsiness and other negative effects. The dose will be gradually increased by your doctor until your seizures are under control. Adults should take 8 mg to 10 mg per day in three separate doses as a maintenance dose.
For children up to 10 years old or who weigh 30 kilograms or less, the dose is based on body weight. The starting dose should be calculated as 0.01 mg per kilogram of body weight per day to 0.03 mg per kilogram of body weight per day, divided into 2 or 3 doses. The maximum starting dose should be no more than 0.05 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. The doctor will gradually increase the dose until the child’s seizures are controlled. Generally, the maintenance dose is between 0.1 mg per kilogram and 0.2 mg per kilogram of body weight.
Clonazepam may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while you are taking this medication as it can increase the levels of clonazepam in your blood.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is critical that you take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible and resume your usual routine. If your next dose is approaching, skip the missing dose and resume your regular dosing regimen.Do not duplicate the dose to make up for a missing one. If you are unsure what to do after missing a dosage, seek guidance from your doctor or chemist.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.