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Galenika Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam

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Galenika Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam

Brand name: Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam by Galenika

Treatment: Seizures due to epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, involuntary muscle spasms, panic disorder, anxiety, akathisia

Quantity per pack: 30 x 2 mg tablets

Price per pill: £1.50

Active Ingredient: Clonazepam

Uses

Galenika Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. It’s a tranquilizer that’s most commonly used to control seizures or fits which are a result of epilepsy, involuntary muscle spasms, panic disorder and sometimes restless legs syndrome.

Clonazepam is normally available on prescription only. It can comes in tablet form and as a liquid that you swallow.

Clonazepam, sold under the brand Klonopin and Rivotril among others, is a medication used to prevent and treat seizures, panic disorder, anxiety, and the movement disorder known as akathisia. Effects begin within one hour of taking and can last between six and twelve hours.

How Galenika Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam works

Galenika Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam works by increasing levels of a calming chemical in your brain. This can help to relieve anxiety, stop seizures and fits, or relax tense muscles.

The most common side effect when taking this medicine is feeling sleepy or drowsy during the daytime. Clonazepam is not likely to be addictive if you only take it for a short time (2 to 4 weeks).

If you take 2 mg clonazepam for longer than 2 to 4 weeks, your dose will need to be reduced gradually before you completely stop taking it.

It is strongly advised to not drink alcohol while taking clonazepam. There’s a risk you can sleep very deeply and you may have trouble waking up.

Who can and cannot take clonazepam

Galenika Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam tablets are to be taken only by adults aged 18 years and over. It can also be taken by children from 1 month old for epilepsy, but only if prescribed by your doctor or GP. Its important to note that It’s not suitable for everyone.

To make sure it’s safe for you, tell your doctor before starting 2 mg clonazepam if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to it or any other medicine in the past
  • have myasthenia gravis, a condition that causes muscle weakness
  • have sleep apnoea, a condition that causes breathing problems while you’re asleep
  • have lung, liver or kidney problems
  • have spinal or cerebellar ataxia (where you may become shaky and unsteady and have slurred speech)
  • have (or have had) problems with alcohol or drugs or both
  • have recently had a loss or bereavement, depression or thoughts of harming yourself or suicide
  • have been diagnosed with a personality disorder
  • are trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are going to have a general anaesthetic for an operation or dental treatment
How and when to take Galenika Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam

It’s important to take this drug exactly the way your doctor tells you to. You’ll usually start on a low dose and gradually increase it over 2 to 4 weeks until your doctor thinks the dose is the right dose. Your doctor will tell you if you need to take clonazepam in 1 dose or split your dose so you take it up to 3 times each day. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if you’re not sure how to take it.

The usual dose for:

  • epilepsy in adults – the starting dose is 1 mg taken at night (increasing to 4 mg to 8 mg over 2 to 4 weeks)
  • epilepsy in children – the dose varies depending on their age. It will be increased gradually over 2 to 4 weeks
  • involuntary muscle spasms (adults) – the starting dose is 1 mg taken at night (increasing to 4 mg to 8 mg over 2 to 4 weeks)
  • panic disorder – 1 mg to 2 mg each day
  • restless legs syndrome – 500 micrograms to 2 mg each day

If you’re older than 65 or have kidney, liver or severe breathing problems, your doctor may recommend a lower dosage. Take Galenika Rivotril tablets with a drink of water. You can take the tablets or liquid with or without food.

What if I forget to take it?

If you forget to take your clonazepam, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s nearly time for your next dose. In this case, just leave out the missed dose and take your next one as usual.

Never take 2 doses at the same time. Never take an extra dosage to make up for a forgotten one. If you often forget, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. You could also ask a pharmacist for advice on other ways to remember your medicines.

What if I take too much?

The amount of Galenika Rivotril that can lead to an overdose varies from person to person. If you take too much, you may get symptoms including:

  • poor coordination or trouble speaking
  • feeling sleepy
  • a slow or irregular heartbeat
  • uncontrolled eye movements
  • muscle weakness
  • feeling overexcited

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Brand name

Rivotril 2 mg Clonazepam by Galenika

Treatment

Seizures due to epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, involuntary muscle spasms, panic disorder, anxiety, akathisia

Quantity per pack

30 x 2 mg tablets

Price per pill

£1.50

Active Ingredient

Clonazepam

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