What will happen if I take 10 pills of 5 mg of Rivotril at once?
Rivotril is a medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It’s a benzodiazepine, which means it acts on the receptors in your brain that are linked to feelings of fear and anxiety. It causes the release of GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps you feel relaxed and calm.
What does Rivotril do?
Rivotril works by increasing the activity at GABA receptors in the brain. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that reduces nerve cell activity throughout your body when it binds to receptors on their surface. This prevents neurons from firing too frequently or in an uncontrolled way. By increasing the activity at these receptors, Rivotril makes it harder for your body’s nerves to fire signals too quickly or too often. That reduces anxiety and panic attacks in many people who take this medication regularly over time (usually at least 8 weeks).
Risks of Rivotril Overdose
Rivotril is a prescription medication used to treat epilepsy and panic disorder. It is also used as an adjunct therapy for alcohol withdrawal and in the treatment of muscle spasms caused by spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy.
This medication comes in two forms: a short-acting tablet that is taken orally and a long-acting injectable form. When taking this medication, patients should be advised that it is important to follow the directions on their prescription label carefully and inform their doctor if they experience any side effects.
If you are experiencing side effects from your prescription, do not stop taking them without first talking with your doctor.
Taking 10 pills of 5 mg Rivotril at once is a potentially life-threatening overdose.
The recommended dosage for Rivotril is 2 to 4 mg per day, which is about 1 pill per day. Taking 2 to 4 pills in one day is a much more common occurrence than taking 10 pills at once, as it’s easy to take more than your body can handle if you’re not careful.
The longer answer is that 10 pills of 5 mg each would be a total of 50 mg of the drug—which is above the maximum daily dose for a person of your weight and size, but still within the range of safe doses. The most common side effect from Rivotril is drowsiness, so you might feel tired or sleepy. If you take too much, you could have serious side effects like seizures or respiratory depression (slowed breathing).
The best thing to do when taking any medication is to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and take only as much as they specify.
How much Rivotril can you take in a day?
The recommended dose of Rivotril is 2 mg/day. However, some people may need to take more than that. If you’re going to take more than 2 mg/day, make sure that you speak with your doctor first.
As far as how much Rivotril you can take in one day, it depends on the reason why you need to take it. If you’re taking it for anxiety, then it’s best to start with 1 mg and work your way up to 2 mg if needed. If you’re taking it for epilepsy, then it’s recommended that you take 5 mg per day for up to 8 weeks before coming off of the medication completely.