HOW DOES RIVOTRIL CLONAZEPAM 2MG WORK? WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME?
Rivotril Clonazepam 2mg belongs to the class of medications called benzodiazepines. In general, benzodiazepines are used as a sedative or to decrease seizures or anxiety. Clonazepam is used to treat seizure disorders. It helps by slowing the activity of the nerves in the brain (i.e., the central nervous system).
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Rivotril Clonazepam, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Rivotril Clonazepam without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
WHAT FORM(S) DOES RIVOTRIL CLONAZEPAM 2MG COME IN?
Each pale orange, cylindrical, biplane, scored, bevelled-edged tablet, with “ROCHE” over “0.5” on one side, cross-scored on the other, contains clonazepam 0.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, iron oxide red, iron oxide yellow, lactose, magnesium stearate, potato starch, and talc. Gluten-, paraben-, sodium-, sulfite-, and tartrazine-free.
Each white, cylindrical, biplane, scored, bevelled-edged tablet, with “ROCHE” over “2” on one side, cross-scored on the other, contains Rivotril Clonazepam 2mg 2 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, lactose, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose. Gluten-, paraben-, sodium-, sulfite-, and tartrazine-free.
HOW SHOULD I USE RIVOTRIL CLONAZEPAM 2MG?
The dose of clonazepam is determined based on how much is needed to control seizures and varies from person to person. It is important that the dose be individualized to your specific needs to avoid decreased coordination or excessive drowsiness.
The recommended adult starting dose of clonazepam should not be greater than 1.5 mg per day in 3 divided doses. This helps to minimize drowsiness and other side effects. Your doctor will gradually increase the dose until your seizures are controlled.
The recommended maintenance dose for adults is 8 mg to 10 mg per day in 3 divided doses. For children up to 10 years old or who weigh 30 kilograms or less, the dose is based on weight (0.01 mg per kilogram of body weight per day to 0.03 mg per kilogram of body weight per day).
Rivotril Clonazepam 2mg may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while you are taking Rivotril Clonazepam as it can increase the levels of clonazepam in your blood.