Rivotril 2mg (clonazepam) belongs to the family of benzodiazepines. These drugs are approved to treat seizures, anxiety, insomnia, panic disorder and social phobia. These medicines are most prescribed medication in the world because of their effectiveness, rapid onset of action and safety.

Uses of Rivotril 2mg

Rivotril 2mg (clonazepam) is commonly considered as anticonvulsant and use for the management of epilepsy. Anticonvulsant medicines are those medicines which reduces rapid and extreme firing of neuron during seizures. This means this medicine is capable of preventing spread of seizures in the brain. Apart from preventing epilepsy it also treat other disorders like restless leg syndrome ( severe urge to move legs), tic disorder ( making sudden movements and voices again and again) and panic disorder.

How it Works

This medicine works by enhancing or increasing function of a chemical agent called GABA in central nervous system. As this drug binds with Gamma aminobutyric acid GABA receptor site it results in opening of chloride channels in the brain which ultimately enhance the effect of chemical agent GABA both these activities in the brain help to prevent seizures.

There are some common side effects

  • Weakness
  • Sedation
  • Drowsiness,
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness.

Other side effects of Rivotril 2mg

Some of the possible physical side effects of rivotril 2mg are, shortness of breath, irritability, confusion, constipation, headache, increased heart rate, abdominal cramping, and decrease in sex drive.

Those who take rivotril 2mg in order to improved sleep may experience this kind of behaviors. While not fully awake or in asleep they may sleep drive, talk with someone on a cellphone or eat something or do something but after awakened, they have no memory related to those events which they did. 

Warning

Rivotril 2mg may produce physical dependence and psychological dependence, even if used as prescribed by doctor.
This medication is not recommended to use during pregnancy because it can cause heart problems for the baby. It can cause serious breathing problems and problems like coma if use along with some drugs. You need to inform your doctor prior.