Benzodiazepines like clonazepam are prescribed by doctors to their patients using the retail brand names Rivotril in South Africa.

Benzodiazepines like clonazepam are used for treating:

  • Anti-anxiety & panic
  • Seizures
  • Chronic Sleep Disorders
Common names for Benzodiazepines include:

  • Benzos
  • Heavenly Blues
  • Howards
  • Valley Girl

These medications such as Rivotril work on the nervous system producing sedation & relaxing & lowered anxiety levels in patients. Despite the many helpful uses of clonazepam it can cause psychological & physical addiction issues.

As much as two thousand distinct variations of medications are classed as benzodiazepines & are defined in in how quickly they work on patients.

Other reasons why clonazepam is prescribed.

Anti-anxiety, bi-polar disorder, cervical dystonia, depression, premedication, lennox-gastaut syndrome, meniere’s disease, chemotherapy induced, opiate withdrawal, sleep paralysis, tetanus.

Important information about Rivotril (clonazepam)

Prescribed patients should never use clonazepam if they suffer from narrow-angle glaucoma, itraconazole or ketoconazole, or if they are allergic to clonazepam or similar medicines (Rivotril and others).

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Rivotril is prescription ONLY medication

  • When being pregnant this drug can contribute to birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn
  • Avoid alcohol when using clonazepam
  • Keep the clonazepam meds in a secure place where others cannot find it
  • It is risky to purchase clonazepam online
  • It is dangerous to use clonazepam if you have kidney or liver disease (specifically alcohol related liver disease)

Inform your prescribing doctor should you have:

  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Kidney or liver disease (in particular if if alcohol or drug related)
  • Asthma or other breathing related disorder
  • A history of depression or suicidal thoughts or similar behavior
  • History of alcohol or drug addiction issues
  • Should you additionally take other opioid medications.

While clonazepam can cause several side-effects although not everyone experiences them. Read more about prescription drug addiction here. Should you need assistance with a prescription medication addiction Relapse Prevention maintains a list of Southern Africa’s private drug & alcohol rehabilitation clinics.