What is Rivotril and what is used for?
Rivotril is a potential medication that is normally used to treat epilepsy in infants, children, and adults. It lowers the number of fits (seizures) that you have and also used to treat panic disorder. It is an FDA approved orally sued medication contains Clonazepam as the active ingredient. Generic Clonazepam is marketed in the name of Rivotril and Klonopin.
How Rivotril works?
Rivotril (Clonazepam) comes under the class of medication called as benzodiazepines. It binds to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors potentiate the effects of GABA. As GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, this results in increased inhibition of the ascending reticular activating system. Benzodiazepines, in this way, block the cortical and limbic arousal that occurs following stimulation of the reticular pathways.
What is the dosing regimen of Rivotril?
The normally used dose of Rivotril is 2mg available as tablet dosage form. Normally the dose of Rivotril depends on the condition of the patient. For the treatment of epilepsy in adults, the initial dose can be 1 mg that is given in night for 4 nights. Duration of therapy can be slowly increased by the time of 2-4 weeks. The highest ingested dose in a day can be 20mg but not more than that. The normal dose for a geriatric patient is 500mcg for same time therapy. For the treatment of panic disorder the normally used dose is 250mcg, can be given as twice daily with an increment of 1mg after 3 days if needed. The dose of 4mg in a day is the maximum limit of the dose.
What are the side effects of Rivotril?
Some common side effects may likely to occur such as blurred vision, indigestion, eating disorder, sleepiness, unsteadiness, drowsiness, frequent urination, and increased saliva.