Drugs Q & A

Rivotril Galenika 2mg vs Roche Which is Stronger?

What is Rivotril?

Rivotril is a brand of clonazepam, a prescription drug that is also available as the brand-name drug Klonopin. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version. Clonazepam comes as both an oral tablet and an oral disintegrating (dissolving) tablet.

Clonazepam was approved in the United States as a generic drug in 1997 and is now manufactured and marketed by several companies. There are two common brands of Rivotril produced by two different companies. One is produced by Galenika and the other, Rivotril was licensed out from Roche to Galenika to produce.

Clonazepam is marketed under the trade name Rivotril by Roche in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, China, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Peru, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United States; Emcloz, Linotril and Clonotril in India and other parts of Europe; under the name Riklona in Indonesia and Malaysia; and under the trade name Klonopin by Roche in the United States. Other names, such as Clonoten, Ravotril, Rivotril, Iktorivil, Clonex (Israel), Paxam, Petril, Naze, Zilepam, and Kriadex, are known throughout the world

Does Rivotril Galenika 2mg and Roche Rivotril work the same way?

Yes, Rivotril Galenika 2mg and Roche Rivotril both contain the same active ingredient (Clonazepam) which belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Clonazepam works by increasing the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This is a chemical that sends signals throughout a person’s nervous system. If a person does not have enough GABA, their body may be in an excited state. This may cause them to have panic attacks or seizures. When a person takes this drug, they will have more GABA in their body. This will help them have fewer panic attacks and seizures.

What is Rivotril used for?

Rivotril is a medication used alone or in combination with other medications to control certain types of seizures. It is also used to relieve panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Using Rivotril as part of a combination therapy means a person may need to take it with other medications.

Rivotril is also used to treat symptoms of akathisia (restlessness and a need for constant movement) that may occur as a side effect of treatment with antipsychotic medications (medications for mental illness) and to treat acute catatonic reactions (a state in which a person does not move or speak at all or moves or speaks abnormally). Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.

Rivotril Galenika 2mg vs Roche which is stronger?

Although anecdotal evidence from various platform suggests that most people had much relief when using the Roche 2mg clonazepam than the Galenika brand, both medication has the same active ingredient (Clonazepam) and should provide the same measure of relief at equal doses.

Is Rivotril Galenika 2mg and Roche controlled drugs?

Both Rivotril Galenika 2mg and Roche are controlled drugs, they belong to schedule IV. Controlled drugs are drugs that are regulated to prevent abuse. Having in one’s possession a drug that has been declared by state or federal law to be illegal for sale or use without a physician’s prescription is against the law.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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