the package insert of the medicine Rivotril. Therapeutic class of the anti Convulsants and Antiepiléticos. Active principles Clonazepam.
Rivotril drops, sublingual or tablets is indicated in the treatment of epileptic seizures, infantile spasms, anxiety disorders and mood, syndromes, and psychotic, restless legs syndrome and mouth burning and in the treatment of dizziness and balance disorders in adults and children.
How it works?
Rivotril has in its composition of Clonazepam, a compound that belongs to the class of benzodiazepines, which are responsible for causing a slight inhibition of the central nervous system, which leads to an action anticonvulsant, slightly sedative, muscle relaxant and tranquilizer.
After oral administration, the action of Rivotril starts about 30 to 60 minutes after administration, and continued during a period that varies between 6 and 12 h
How to use?
The recommended doses of Rivotril drops, sublingual or pills, and duration of treatment should be given by your doctor, since they depend on the severity of the problem to be treated and the individual response of each patient to treatment. The treatment should always be started with the lowest doses possible, and the increase of the doses to be done gradually and only according to medical indication.
- Rivotril Drops 2.5 mg
oral solution should be administered using the supplied dropper, and should be administered the number of drops recommended by the doctor. It is recommended that the droplets prior to being administered are dissolved in a little liquid.
- Rivotril sublingual 0.25 mg
it Is recommended that administration of sublingual tablets under the tongue, so that they can be dissolved in the saliva and absorbed. The tablets should stay under the tongue for a minimum period of 3 minutes, without being swallowed or chewed.
- Rivotril Tablets of 0.5 mg or 2.0 mg
it Is recommended that the intake of the tablets whole along with a small amount of liquid non-alcoholic, without breaking or chewing the tablets.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects of Rivotril drops, sublingual or tablets may include drowsiness, slowness of thought, headaches, respiratory infections, fatigue, flu, depression, vertigo, irritability, insomnia, lack of coordination of movements and gait, loss of balance, nausea, light-headedness, sinusitis, lack of concentration, changes in vision, appearance of eye whitish similar to cataract – “the eye vitreous”, palpitations, loss of appetite, hives and itchy skin, muscle weakness, fatigue, difficulty passing urine, menstrual cramps, decreased sexual interest, otitis, vertigo, dehydration, amnesia, or hallucinations.
When should I not use?
Rivotril is contraindicated for patients with severe disease in the lungs or the liver, acute angle-closure glaucoma and for patients with allergies to benzodiazepines to the Clonazepam or to any of the components of the formula.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before you use Rivotril, you should talk with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, have kidney disease, the lungs or the liver, porphyria, signs or symptoms of depression, history of suicide attempt, galactose intolerance, or lactase deficiency, cerebellar ataxia, or spinal, a history of regular use or acute intoxication by alcohol or drugs, or if you are taking other medicines, including medicines without a prescription or depressant of the central nervous system.
Rivotril is a medicine that can cause physical and psychological dependence, by which, should only be used in accordance with medical indication. In cases of addiction or prolonged use, when the treatment is stopped abruptly, it can be felt, symptoms such as psychoses, disturbances in behavior, tremors, excessive sweating, agitation, sleep problems, headache, muscle aches, cramps, extreme anxiety, tension, fatigue, confusion, irritability, or seizures.
During treatment with Rivotril should avoid driving vehicles or machinery, because this medicine may harm the craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The treatment should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment should be strictly respected.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
In the case of taking excessive Rivotril drops, sublingual or tablets, you must go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or package insert for the drug.