Rivotril (clonazepam) information myVMC

4.20.2018 writer Jasmine Larkins

If you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much Rivotril, immediay ephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (ephone 13 11 26) for advice or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

l your doctor immediay or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital if you notice any of the following:

2 mg tablets also contain the inactive ingredient microcrystalline cellulose (460). 0.5 mg tablets also contain the inactive ingredients pregelatinised potato starch, talc (553) and the colourings iron oxide red, CI 77491 (172) and iron oxide yellow, CI 77492 (172). 0.5 mg and 2 mg tablets contain the inactive ingredients lactose monohydrate, pregelatinised maize starch and magnesium stearate (470). Rivotril injection contains the inactive ingredients ethanol, benzyl alcohol, propylene glycol (1520) and glacial acetic acid (260). Rivotril drops contain the inactive ingredients saccharin sodium (954), propylene glycol (1520), glacial acetic acid (260) peach flavour PHL-014725 and brilliant blue FCF (E133, CI42090).

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Your doctor may want do some blood and other tests from time to time to check on your progress and detect any unwanted side effects.

Rivotril injections will be prepared and given by a doctor or nurse.

Rivotril injection contains benzyl alcohol and must not be given to newborn babies, especially premature babies.

Rivotril (clonazepam) information myVMC

Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.

Do not give Rivotril to anyone else even if they have the same condition as you.

Your doctor must know about all the following before you start to take Rivotril:

Generic Name: (clonazepam) Product Name: Rivotril.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you don’t understand anything in this list.

These medicines include:. Some medicines may interfere with Rivotril.

Do not use Rivotril to treat other complaints unless your doctor says to.

Do not leave it in the car or on window sills.

The exact site and mode of action of the anticonvulsant action of clonazepam is unknown.

Keep Rivotril where young children cannot reach it.

Be sure to keep all of your appointments with your doctor so that your progress can be checked.

If you are not sure what to do, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Rivotril may be taken with or without food.

If your doctor ls you to stop taking Rivotril, or the medicine has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any tablets that are left over.

If you take the tablets out of the bottle they may not keep well.

Your doctor may suggest that you avoid alcohol while you are taking Rivotril. Some people may experience side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, dizziness and unsteadiness which may increase the risk of a fall.

If you are not sure whether to skip the dose, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

l your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell, even if it is not on this list.

Take Rivotril as directed by your doctor.

Each 2 mg tablet contains 2 mg of the active ingredient clonazepam. Each 0.5 mg tablet contains 0.5 mg of the active ingredient clonazepam. Each 1 mL drops contains 2.5 mg of the active ingredient clonazepam. Each 1mL ampoule for injection contains 1 mg of the active ingredient clonazepam.

Continue taking Rivotril until your doctor ls you to stop.

Keep ephone numbers for these places handy.

Do not store it, or any other medicine, in a bathroom or near a sink.

Serious side effects are rare. These are serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention.

l your doctor if, for any reason, you have not taken your medicine exactly as prescribed.

Keep Rivotril drops in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 °C.

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember and then go back to taking it as you would normally.

Clonazepam is an anticonvulsant which exhibits several pharmacological properties characteristic of the benzodiazepine class of medicines.

If you have taken too much Rivotril, you may feel drowsy, tired, confused, dizzy, have difficulty breathing, feel weak or become unconscious.

If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, l them before you start taking Rivotril.

l your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Rivotril.

This medicine may be addictive. The risks are greater for patients on higher doses or on long-term treatment, or patients who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.

You may need urgent medical attention.

l your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Rivotril.

Please be aware that we do not give advice on your individual medical condition, if you want advice please see your treating physician.

Parenting information is available at Parenthub.com.au.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Do not let yourself run out of medicine over the weekend or on holidays.

l your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including any that you have bought without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

If you are not sure if you should be taking Rivotril, talk to your doctor.

Otherwise, your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.

Rivotril is an S4 – Prescription only medicine.

Make sure you know how you react to Rivotril before you drive a car or operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are drowsy, dizzy or not alert. Rivotril may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some people and therefore may affect alertness.

Your doctor or pharmacist can l you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines. They also have a more complete list of medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking Rivotril. These medicines may be affected by Rivotril or may affect how well Rivotril works.

l your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:

This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Rivotril injection will be stored appropriay by the health care facility where you are treated.

Others may occur in some people and there may be some side effects not yet known. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects.

Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Rivotril affects you.

l all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking Rivotril.

Benzodiazepines enhance the polysynaptic inhibitory processes at all levels of the central nervous system. Clonazepam is more effective in blocking the spread of electrical activity in the lesion itself.

You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects. All medicines can have side effects. Rivotril helps most people with epilepsy but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not.

Rivotril drops and tablets are used for the treatment of epilepsy in infants, children and adults.

Take Rivotril exactly as your doctor has prescribed.

Do not take Rivotril for a longer time than your doctor has prescribed.

For further information talk to your doctor.

Stopping this medicine suddenly may cause some unwanted effects. Your doctor will explain how you should slowly reduce your dose of Rivotril before you can stop taking it compley.

Do not take a double a dose to make up for one you have missed.

Keep your tablets in the bottle to protect from light until it is time to take them.

A locked cupboard at least one-anda-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.

Rivotril is compatible with water, tea or fruit juice. Rivotril drops should not be administered directly into the mouth. Drops should be given with a spoon.

Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Rivotril for another reason.

Do not take any other medicines whether they require a prescription or not without first ling your doctor.

Infants and children may need a lower dosage and the use of Rivotril drops is recommended. The dose varies from person to person depending on age and the condition being treated.

Be careful if you are elderly, unwell, drinking alcohol or taking other medicines.

Do not stop taking Rivotril or lower the dose without first checking with your doctor.

l your doctor if you feel Rivotril is not helping your condition.

Keep Rivotril tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30 °C.

Swallow the Rivotril tablets whole with a glass of water.

Your doctor will l you how much Rivotril to take each day.

Rivotril injection is also used to treat status epilepticus (prolonged or repeated fits or seizures without any recovery between attacks).

Ask your doctor if you have any questions why Rivotril has been prescribed for you.