Rivotril Clonazepam 2mg


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What is Rivotril Clonazepam?

Rivotril Clonazepam 2 mg is sold under the brand name Klonopin. This medication is used to prevent seizures, panic disorder, and movement disorder. It belongs to the benzodiazepine class. Clonazepam binds to GABA receptors which increases the effect of GABA.  

Mind behind Clonazepam

In 1995, Leo Sternbach who was a chemist was commissioned by the Hoffman La Roche Company to design a new drug that belonged to the class of benzodiazepines. Clonazepam was developed and patent in 1964 by a company named Hoffman La Roche; at that time there was a huge demand for benzodiazepines in the market. By 1975 this drug was available in the market to be sold for epileptic seizures and it was marketed by Roche. In the early 50s, they were originally prescribed for neurological disorders like epilepsy, anxiety attacks, and insomnia. Federal drug laws suggested physicians and psychiatrists prescribe this drug for specific disorders like panic disorders.

Purpose of Clonazepam and its dosage

Clonazepam is also used to treat drug addicts. It resists a drug addict from taking drugs as it goes through detox. It stops seizures and panic attacks by increasing the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid. This chemical is responsible for sending signals through the nerves. Panic attacks and seizure is caused by the low amount in our body. Clonazepam increases the amount of this chemical in our bodies.

Clonazepam dosage highly depends upon the age of the patient, medical condition ( past or present), and how your body reacts toward the first dose. 

Symptoms you should look out for

Clonazepam can cause drowsiness and slows down brain activity. It causes an interruption in your thinking, how you judge things in your daily life and how you react toward a stimulus. Doctors advise avoiding driving, and the use of machinery. In- short avoid those activities which require your full attention and alertness. Other symptoms are the problem of walking normally and coordinating with people and the environment. It may also lead to depression and it causes problems with memory especially memorizing past events. It also leads to fatigue. It is advised to call your doctor if you are having suicidal thoughts for example thoughts about harming yourself. Although it prevents seizures if you suddenly skip its doses then it can lead to seizures. 

Avoid few things in life if you are on Clonazepam

Clonazepam can interact with other medications like vitamins or herbs. If drugs like clonazepam interact with this vitamin or herbs then it changes the way the drug should act in your body. It is important to let your doctor know about the vitamins or herbs you are taking.

Avoid Clonazepam if you are suffering from acute narrow-angle glaucoma you should avoid this medication because it can make your condition worse. If you have a liver problem or breathing problem your body may not be able to interact with this drug in a friendly manner. Opioids such as codeine and hydrocodone shouldn’t be taken if you are taking Clonazepam because it can cause coma, breathing problems, or even death. Other drugs which also treat seizures for example gabapentin; its use with Clonazepam can lead to drowsiness. In this case, contact your nearest doctor.