Rivotril Clonazepam 2mg drops and tablets treat epilepsy in infants, children and adults.
Moreover, the injection is also used to treat status epilepticus (prolonged or repeated fits or seizures without any recovery between attacks).
It belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. They work by their action on brain chemicals.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Rivotril for another reason.
Do not take Rivotril Clonazepam if:
1. You have had an allergic reaction to Rivotril Clonazepam, any other benzodiazepine medicine or any ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
- Some symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Wheezing or difficulty in breathing
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
- Rash, itching or hives on the skin
2. Severe and chronic lung disease
3. Severe liver disease
4. Addiction to drugs or alcohol
5. The expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack has passed.
Firstly, the dose of Rivotril Clonazepam is determined based on how much is needed to control seizures and varies from person to person. It is important that the dose be individualized to your specific needs to avoid decreased coordination or excessive drowsiness.
Secondly, the recommended adult starting dose of Rivotril Clonazepam should not be greater than 1.5 mg per day in 3 divided doses. This helps to minimize drowsiness and other side effects. The recommended maintenance dose for adults is 8 mg to 10 mg per day in 3 divided doses.
Thirdly, you can take Rivotril Clonazepam 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.
Finally, many things can affect the dose of Rivotril Clonazepam 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.