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What is Rivotril?
Rivotril works by slowing down the activity of your brain. This helps to prevent seizures, panic attacks or other problems that may be happening in your brain.
Rivotril comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day with food, water or milk. You can take Rivotril with or without food; however, it’s recommended that you eat something before taking this drug so that you don’t feel nauseated when it hits your stomach.
Rivotril is available in both immediate-release and extended-release forms. The immediate-release form makes you sleepy and affects your thinking abilities, while the extended-release form does not.
When it comes to treating seizures, Rivotril is often used as an alternative to phenobarbital because it has fewer side effects (and therefore fewer risks) than phenobarbital.
There are a lot of different uses for Rivotril, which is why it’s so important to talk to your doctor before taking this medication. Here are just some of the situations where it might be helpful:
You have an anxiety disorder and you’re having trouble going about your daily life because of the constant worry and fear that comes with it. You’ve tried other treatments without success, so you decide to give Rivotril a try.
You’re having trouble sleeping or staying asleep because your mind won’t stop racing when you lay down at night. You’ve tried meditation and other relaxation techniques without success, so you decide to give Rivotril a try.
In addition to its use as a seizure medication, Rivotril can be used as an anti-anxiety medication when taken at low doses. At higher doses, the drug can cause sedation and drowsiness. It’s important to note that this medication does not work for everyone; some people experience no benefit when taking it for seizure control or anxiety reduction.
How does Rivotril work?
One of the main symptoms of anxiety is excess production of adrenaline in the brain. This causes symptoms like rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, shaking hands/feet, sweating, etc. Rivotril works by slowing down brain activity so that your body doesn’t produce as much adrenaline. It also has anticonvulsant properties, which means it can help reduce the severity of seizures caused by anxiety & panic disorders.
Rivotril works by blocking the action of GABA, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for reducing activity in the brain. When Rivotril is present in your system, it binds with GABA receptors and prevents them from activating. The result is that your brain has less GABA activity, which means more activity—and more control over your movements.
The drug also acts as a sedative and anticonvulsant, so it can help you manage anxiety and seizures. It treats anxiety by increasing how much of an excitatory neurotransmitter called glutamate is available in your brain, which increases electrical activity and helps relieve anxiety.
Rivotril Side Effects
It’s important to know what the possible side effects of a medication are before you take it.
The most common side effects of Rivotril is drowsiness, but other common side effects include dry mouth and constipation. Some people may experience blurred vision or dizziness with this drug as well. If you experience any unusual side effects or if you have questions about how to take your prescription, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Side effects of Rivotril may include:
- Dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, headache, muscle weakness and twitching.
- Blurred vision
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Difficulty urinating or trouble controlling your bladder or bowels
Rivotril is a brand name for Clonazepam, which is used to treat seizures, panic disorders and anxiety disorders. These are all common side effects but there are others that may be more severe. If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately.
Effects of Rivotril on Body
So you’re interested in the effects of Rivotril on your body. We get it—you’re curious. You want to know how this drug is going to affect your system, and whether or not it’s going to be safe for you to take.
Well, we’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Rivotril will probably not harm your body in any way if you take it as directed. The bad news is that there are some side effects that might make you feel a little queasy at first, but we’ll get into those later.
For now, let’s talk about what Rivotril does once it enters your body and how long it takes for the effects to set in (which will help answer the question of “How long does Rivotril stay in my system?”). The active ingredient—clonazepam—has a half-life of 12 hours, which means that after 12 hours, half of the drug has been metabolized by your body and is no longer present in your system at all (the other half is still there).
Warnings and Precautions
Like all medications, Rivotril may cause side effects in some patients. The most common side effects of Rivotril include drowsiness, fatigue, weakness and dizziness. Other side effects include depression and confusion. If these symptoms persist or worsen while taking Rivotril, contact your doctor immediately.
You should not take Rivotril if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or if you are allergic to any ingredients in the medication. You should not take Rivotril if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless your doctor has approved it for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding; this medication can cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
If you’re thinking about taking this drug, here are some things you should know:
- Don’t stop taking this medication suddenly. You could have withdrawal symptoms (like nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle pain). Talk with your doctor before stopping your treatment plan.
- Be careful if you drink alcohol while taking this medication. Your breathing could slow down or become shallow. Alcohol also increases drowsiness and dizziness when taken with this medication.
- If you have a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behaviors, tell your doctor before taking this drug—it may worsen these conditions or cause them to return if they were previously controlled by another medication like an antidepressant or antipsychotic drug (which is not recommended for use with this one).