Trade Name: Rivotril
Content: 0.5mg x 60 tablets
Rivotril (Clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine primarily used in the treatment of seizure and anxiety disorders. This drug may also be used to treat movement disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, relieve trigeminal neuralgia, atypical, akinetic, myoclonic, or absence seizures, etc. The precise mechanism by which clonazepam exerts its antiseizure and antipanic effects is unknown, although it is believed to be related to its ability to enhance the activity of GABA. Clonazepam was approved by the FDA in 1975 and it is also one of the top 200 drugs prescribed in the United States.
Benzodiazepines are in the group of medicines called central nervous system depressants (CNS) (medicines which slow down the nervous system). Benzodiazepines are used to relieve anxiety but should not be used to relieve nervousness or tension caused by stress of everyday life. Some benzodiazepines are used to treat insomnia (sleeplessness). If used regularly (for example, every day) for insomnia, they are not effective for more than a few weeks.