What is Rivotril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Clonazepam

Rivotril, an international brand name for clonazepam, is used in the treatment of seizure disorders and panic disorder. It has also been used for restless leg syndrome, neuralgia, multifocal tic disorder, parkinsonian dysarthria, bipolar disorder and as an adjunct in treatment of schizophrenia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 27 14
Panic disorder 12 8
Epilepsy 11 5
Insomnia 7 3
Stiffness/spasticity 5 0
Multiple sclerosis 4 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 7
Mild 3
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rivotril

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 3
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3
Bipolar depressive episodes 1
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1
Excessive yawning 1
Fatigue 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Rivotril

Dosage Patients
2 mg daily 3
0.5 mg daily 2
4 mg daily 2
0.25 mg three times daily 1
1 mg daily 1
0.5 mg three times daily 1
1.5 mg daily 1
1 mg twice daily 1
2 mg twice daily 1
3 0.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Rivotril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 10
Did not seem to work 5
Other 5
Side effects too severe 5
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Rivotril

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Rivotril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 6
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 17

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Rivotril after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Etifoxine (Stresam) 1
Phenytoin (Dilantin) 1

Patients stopped taking Rivotril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Diazepam (Valium) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Rivotril

Jul 28, 2015 (Started Apr 29, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acting out violent dreams)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 8, 2014 (Started Apr 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drug dependence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

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Mar 21, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
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