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 the most prescribed medication globally because of their effectiveness, rapid onset of action, and safety.

Uses of Rivotril 2mg

Rivotril 2mg (clonazepam) is commonly considered an anticonvulsant and used for the management of epilepsy. Anticonvulsant medicines are those medicines that reduce the rapid and extreme firing of the neuron during seizures. This means this medicine is capable of preventing the spread of seizures in the brain. Apart from preventing epilepsy, it also treats 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 the function of a chemical agent called GABA in the central nervous system. As this drug binds with the Gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA receptor site, it opens chloride channels in the brain, which ultimately enhances the effect of the 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 a decrease in sex drive.

Those who take Rivotril 2mg to improve sleep may experience this kind of behavior. While not fully awake or 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 they did. 

Warning

Rivotril 2mg may produce physical and psychological dependence, even if used as prescribed by a doctor.

This medication is not recommended to use during pregnancy because it can cause heart problems for the baby. In addition, it can cause serious breathing problems and problems like coma if used along with some drugs. It would help if you had informed your doctor prior.