What is Rivotril 2mg used for?
Rivotril 2mg is also used to treat panic attacks. Clonazepam works by calming your brain and nerves. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.
Rivotril 2mg has a pronounced anticonvulsant and central muscle relaxant, anxiolytic, sedative and hypnotic effects.
Side effects Rivotril 2mg
The most common side effects associated with Rivotril 2mg are sedation, which is reported in approximately half of patients. Dizziness is reported in one-third of patients.
Other common side effects include:
- A feeling of depression,
- Loss of orientation,
- Sleep disturbance
- Lack of inhibition
- Changes in sexual desire
Other serious side effects of clonazepam include:
- Respiratory depression
- Enlarged liver
- Withdrawal symptoms (if stopped suddenly)
- Increased heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Blood disorders
Other serious adverse reactions:
Antiepileptic medications have been associated with an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. Anyone considering the use of antiepileptic drugs must balance this risk of suicide with the clinical need for the antiepileptic drug. Patients who begin antiepileptic therapy should be closely observed for clinical worsening, suicidal thoughts or unusual changes in behavior.
Addiction to Rivotril
Rivotril 2mg is a long-acting Benzo. Klonopin’s half-life (how long it takes for half of a single dose to leave the body) is between 30 to 40 hours. Because of this, dependency can build quickly as people are often dosing with it while it is still in their bodies, unknowingly increasing their doses. This especially goes for prescriptions that have people taking Klonopin up to three times a day. Depending on when someone takes their first dose, they can have six to eight doses of Klonopin in their system before the first one fades. That’s why people who take the drug as prescribed are still prone to develop an addiction.
Symptoms of Rivotril addiction include:
- Taking more Klonopin or taking Klonopin for longer than prescribed
- Unsuccessful efforts to reduce or cease Klonopin use
- Sending large amounts of time obtaining, using, or recovering from Klonopin
- Persistent desire to use or cravings for Klonopin
- Failing to meet obligations at work, school, or home
- Social or interpersonal problems
- Giving up previously enjoyed activities
- Using Klonopin in physically dangerous situations
- Physical or psychological problems
- Withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped or reduced
Eventually, the body becomes so used to the presence of Rivotril 2mg that it cannot function “normally” without it. When the user attempts to stop taking the drug, their body struggles to adapt, causing withdrawal. The withdrawal that comes from ceasing Klonopin use often triggers the return of whatever conditions the medication was treating, in addition to other symptoms like:
- Increased body temperature
- Mood changes
- Trouble with coordination
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Increased pulse rate
- Hand tremors and/or uncontrollable shaking
- Panic attacks