What Rivotril is used for
Rivotril drops and tablets are used for the treatment of epilepsy in infants, children and adults.
Rivotril injection is also used to treat status epilepticus (prolonged or repeated fits or seizures without any recovery between attacks).
Rivotril belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. They are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals.
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.
Before you take Rivotril
Do not take Rivotril if:
you have had an allergic reaction to Rivotril, any other benzodiazepine medicine or any ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
Some symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
shortness of breath
wheezing or difficulty in breathing
swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
rash, itching or hives on the skin
you have severe and chronic lung disease
you have severe liver disease
you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol
the package is torn or shows signs of tampering
the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack has passed.
If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed it may not work as well.
Rivotril injection contains benzyl alcohol and must not be given to newborn babies, especially premature babies.
WARNING: Rivotril Oral liquid must be administered as DROPS only.
Ritrotril is in a class of medications known as benzodiazepines. It comes both in a pill form and as a dissolvable tablet. It has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat certain types of seizure disorders in adults and children and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (fear of open spaces).
Ritrotril can also be used to treat alcohol withdrawal, sleeping difficulties caused by antipsychotic drug use, and anxiety related to bipolar disorder or other mood disorders.