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Rivotril 0.5mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) and anxiety disorder. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Clonazepam is used to prevent and control seizures. This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is also used to treat panic attacks. Clonazepam works by calming your brain and nerves. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, depression and impaired coordination. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or depression as this medicine may cause suicidal thoughts.

What is Rivotril?

Rivotril (generically known as clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine medication that’s often prescribed to people who have epilepsy or some other kind of seizure disorder. Klonopin is another common brand name for basically the same chemical formula. It is also prescribed for panic disorders.


Rivotril 0.5mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.


Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rivotril 0.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.


In Treatment of Anxiety disorder

Rivotril 0.5mg Tablet stops your brain from releasing the chemicals that make you feel anxious so it can reduce the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems that often come with Anxiety Disorder. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems. Show More


Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Rivotril is the brand name of a form of clonazepam that is sold in Canada, Australia, Mexico, South America, Europe and South Africa. Clonazepam belongs to a group of sedative-hypnotic drugs called benzodiazepines, which suppress the activity of your brain and nerves. In the United States, clonazepam is legally available under the brand name Klonopin, but recreational users can obtain Rivotril through online suppliers or other black-market sources.

Outcomes of a Rivotril Overdose

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the majority of overdose deaths in the United States are linked to pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, more than 22,000 Americans died of prescription drug overdoses in 2013.

Action Must Be Taken Immediately if Rivotril Is Being Abused

Whether you’ve abused Rivotril casually, or you’re already chemically dependent on this drug, it’s never too early or too late to take the steps to avoid an overdose. Professional drug rehab programs offer the supervision you need to recover safely while avoiding the serious side effects of clonazepam withdrawal, like anxiety, tremors, convulsions and seizures. Getting help for prescription drug addiction may avert the potentially deadly effects of Rivotril abuse, including a fatal overdose.

Rivotril takes effect within a matter of minutes. This means that many of these signs of an overdose should quickly be detectable:

  • Slow or slurred speech
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Poor motor coordination
  • Sudden weakness
  • Loss of memory
  • Agitation
  • A drop in blood pressure
  • Slow respiration
  • Agitation

How to take Rivotril

Measure the prescribed dose of Rivotril Oral liquid as DROPS ONLY. Refer to ‘Oral Drops’ under the heading ‘How to take it’ below for more information.

When to take it

Take Rivotril as directed by your doctor.

Rivotril may be taken with or without food.

Side Effects

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

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


You can buy Rivotril at most stores and online pharmacies. Depending on your location, the legality will vary depending how and where you can purchase Rivotril Tablets.

Rivotril Precautions

Rivotril may produce emotional dependence, physical dependence, and addiction, even if used as prescribed. Consult the doctor concerning an appropriate length of treatment.

It is important that doctors check their patients’ progress at regular visits to see if the medicine is working properly. A change in dose might be appropriate. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

If you take too much Rivotril (overdose)

If you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much Rivotril, immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 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. You may need urgent medical attention.

Things to be careful of

Be careful if you are elderly, unwell, drinking alcohol or taking other medicines. Some people may experience side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, dizziness and unsteadiness which may increase the risk of a fall. Your doctor may suggest that you avoid alcohol while you are taking Rivotril.