Madhapur - Home Delivery Available
RxPrescription Required
Mfg/Mkt: abbott

RIVOTRIL 0.5MG TAB

Country of origin: INDIA

Seller Information


Rivotril 0.5mg tab

Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Rivotril 0.5mg Tab is a combination medicine specially formulated to reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart. Rivotril 0.5mg Tab is used in the treatment of anxiety disorder. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Rivotril 0.5mg Tab is Clonazepam 0.5 MG.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Clonazepam comes under the category benzodiazepine. Clonazepam works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal or the excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Rivotril 0.5mg Tab

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Rivotril 0.5mg Tab or any of its components
  • Allergy to any other drugs
  • History of depression or any other mental disorder or mental illnesses
  • Drug or alcohol addiction
  • Taking medicines for Severe anxiety
  • Any other ailments or illnesses that you may have

Caution:

It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history. Before taking this tab tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

This medication is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Rivotril 0.5mg Tab. Some common side-effects are as follows:

  • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Rivotril 0.5mg Tab
  • Confusion
  • Memory impairment
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Nightmare
  • Cold extremities
How to Use

How to Use

Rivotril 0.5mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take it at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.

Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.

Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.

Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for the medicine to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

This tab should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

Overdosage

Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of the face/tongue/throat
  • Rashes
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fever
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Eye pain or pressure
  • Vision problems
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Swelling of the ankles or feet
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Menstrual period changes
  • Weakness
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

It is best to take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Since there is limitedinformation available on the use of this medicine in patients with kidney disease, it is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the renal issues.

Liver:

safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicineis probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. The limited data available suggests that adjustments of doses of Rivotril 0.5mg Tab may not be needed in these patients. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the liver before using Rivotril 0.5mg Tab.

Pregnancy:

safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This tab is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

Lactation:

safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicinemay be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether it may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

Alcohol:

is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

Driving:

does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor before using Rivotril 0.5mg Tab.

Food:

Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. This tab can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions:

Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.

Precautions
  • Keep this product out of reach of small children.
  • Keep this product in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Check the date of expiry of this product and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
  • Do not accept a damaged product.
  • Store this product at room temperature.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Clonazepam for:

This medication is an anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, prescribed for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, panic disorder and seizures. It decreases abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

How does Clonazepam work:

Clonazepam calms the brain.

How should Clonazepam be used:

Seizure Disorders- Adults: The initial dose should not exceed 1.5 mgday divided into three doses. It may be increased if needed. Pediatric Patients: The initial dose should be between 0.01 and 0.03 mgkgday but not to exceed 0.05 mgkgday given in two or three divided doses. Panic Disorder- Adults: The initial is 0.25 mg two times per day. It may be increased if needed. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth as directed by your physician.

Common side effects of Clonazepam :

Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Feeling tired or weak. Change in balance

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Clonazepam :

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Clonazepam. Use an appropriate birth control method while being treated with Clonazepam. You may wish to discuss birth control options with your doctor. - Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Clonazepam. - Alert your doctor if you have an eye disease known as glaucoma, liver disease or myasthenia gravis.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. Big change in balance. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Feeling very tired or weak. If seizures are worse or not the same after starting this drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Clonazepam with other medicines:

Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - gastric medicine such as cimetidine - asthma medicine such as theophylline. - antifungals or antibiotics such as doxycycline, erythromycin, itraconazole - birth control pills - other epilepsy medicines. - sleeping pills. - heart or blood pressure medicines such as verapamil. - other medicines such as buprenorphine, disulfiram. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Clonazepam :

Store it at room temperature and away from light.

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Anticonvulsants, Anxiolytics, Hypnotics & Sedatives


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the use of Rivotril 0.5mg Tab ?

Rivotril 0.5mg Tab is a combination medicine specially formulated to reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart. Rivotril 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety disorder.

Can we take Rivotril 0.5mg Tab daily?

Use this medicine exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use Rivotril 0.5mg Tab    in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

How many Rivotril 0.5mg Tab can be taken in a day?

Rivotril 0.5mg Tab  is best taken as recommended by the doctor.

What are the side effects of Rivotril 0.5mg Tab?

Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, confusion, memory impairment, drowsiness, slow heart rate, tiredness, uncoordinated body movements, nightmares and cold extremities.

Does Rivotril 0.5mg Tab make you sleepy?

Yes. This tablet can make you drowsy.

When should I take Rivotril 0.5mg Tab?

At a fixed time as per your doctor’s recommendations.

Is Rivotril 0.5mg Tab harmful for health?

This tab may not be safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.

Can we take Rivotril 0.5mg Tab on an empty stomach or should take it with food?

It can be taken with or without food.

What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the Rivotril 0.5mg Tab?

Patients with Hypersensitivity or allergy to Rivotril 0.5mg Tab   or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, history of depression or any other mental disorder or mental illnesses, drug or alcohol addiction, severe anxiety and taking medication should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

Can I give Rivotril 0.5mg Tab to a child?

Giving medicines to children is complicated. Please consult your doctor before administering any drug to your child.

How long does the effect of Rivotril 0.5mg Tab last?

It usually depends on dose and duration that the medicine has been taken.

Can I take Rivotril 0.5mg Tab during pregnancy?

No. Please consult your doctor.

At what time can I take Rivotril 0.5mg Tab?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is better to take it at a fixed time.

Can I take Rivotril 0.5mg Tab without a doctor’s prescription?

No. Prescription Required.

Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am taking Rivotril 0.5mg Tab?

Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

How to store Rivotril 0.5mg Tab? Should I refrigerate it?

Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

If I have trouble swallowing Rivotril 0.5mg Tab, can I mix it in water and drink?

No. Please swallow it whole.

For how long should I take Rivotril 0.5mg Tab?

The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor.

By when should I start seeing results of Rivotril 0.5mg Tab?

It is a fast-acting tab. However, the amount of time taken by Rivotril 0.5mg Tab to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual and intended use.

NOTE – All of the above information is for reference purpose only. it is always recommended that you consult a medical professional to be sure.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

ABBOTT

abbott india ltd,3-4 corporarte park,sion-trombay road,mumbai-400071

Packed By

ABBOTT

abbott india ltd,3-4 corporarte park,sion-trombay road,mumbai-400071

Top
Qty 1

Error & Success message