Got new form of a med I'm on, and it looks awful,help! The medicine is Clonazepam, generic for Klonopin, 0.5 mg and it's always been light yellow in color. Now it's bright orange, generic looking as hell, excuse my language. It has a 1 score line 2 on one side and nothing on the other. I just read it was from China and I don't really trust it. I remember a story on tv about how they put all kinds of chemicals in their meds, even road paint. It just worries me. What do you all think? Is Accord a good company or has it been around enough to know?
What do you know about ACCORD pharmaceuticals?
Added 16 Jul 2011:
Just wondering, has anyone ever gotten the yellow with the big M on it? Personally, those were my favorite of all. I know they have them in other counties around where I live, but I haven't been able to get them at my local pharmacy anymore. Do you know the brand, manufacturer,etc. of those? and, what did you think of them?
16 Jul 2011
Hey guys, I had the same thing happen today at my local pharmacy. I have been on generic Klonopin (the TEVA brand) for two years and it's worked well. I actually break the tablets in half and take them throughout the day.
I am on 0.5 MG dose and I recently was switched to the Accord Healthcare generic version and I much prefer the TEVA brand. The Accord brand seems to be cheap as heck and crumbles when I break the pills whereas the Teva brand does not.
Any idea on what's up with the switch over? My pharmacy used Teva for YEARS and I never had an issue and when I filled my script today, I got these funny looking Accord-brand pills.
One this to note: I checked on of the pamphlets from my last script that was filled with the Teva brand and the unit price was $29 but the unit price for the Accord was over $60! My co-pay remained the same, under $4 but it would appear that the pharmacy is paying more for Accord. What would be their reasoning for that???
Have you guys noticed ANY difference in terms of the effect of the Accord brand... all I've noticed is that they don't break apart as nicely as the Teva (they crumble) and they look cheaply made. I haven't taken it yet, so I can't comment.
Doing an Internet search, it seems like no one has heard about this Accord generic version of Klonopin. It must either be very new or hardly ever used. (Other generics were discussed at length.)
HAddictOC80 - Can you tell me more about what you mean about the binders being "weaker" in the Accord version? I am very nervous about having a cheaper (less effective) generic on hand when my Teva script is gone... I really had NO PROBLEMS with the Teva and I am not happy to switch.
I will call the pharmacy tomorrow and see if they plan to continue with this nonsense or if they will go back to Teva. I am sure the pharmacist will tell me that they are ALL THE SAME, but I don't think so... I much prefer the TEVA brand.
If they are going to continue with this company, I am going to find another pharmacy which is a shame.
So, after switching, what are your thoughts on the Accord KPIN?
29 Jul 2011
I received a Rx of the Accord 1mg clonazepam today, and am always curious about the differences in manufactures. This Accord does seem to be poorly bound-together, but potency seems on par with the Teva-branded clonazepam that I'm used to (and prefer over Mylan clonazepam -- it seems noticeably weaker). Pharmacists probably get annoyed with me about these matters, and yes, 'a molecule is a molecule', so it really *shouldn't* matter who MFG's a given substance, but I think it does.
27 Jul 2011
I was taking the Activis generic and got switched over to the Accord brand about 2 weeks ago. I play sports regularly and after switching over to the Accord I feel like my speed and reaction time is greatly diminished. At first I thought I just needed more sleep, more vitamins or something else. I finally backtracked the period where I started feeling so sluggish to the change in meds. This change has significantly reduced the quality and enjoyment of my life, I can't find any one around here that has Activis so I'm going to try Teva. I would highly advise against trying the Accord.
9 Jul 2011
Yes, it is indeed an ugly pill. They are a Chinese company, but the lab the drugs are made in meets U.S. FDA & DEA standards. They would not be allowed to sell RX's to USA with out FDA approval; and DEA approval as the chemical is a schedule 4 control drug.(C-IV). FDA&DEA requires that the manufacturing facility meet said US standards. According to my info, they made the pills the same color orange as brand name clonazepam, (Klonopin) 1/2mg tabs. They also put the dose on the tablet to indicate the strength, as is common practice in most other countries, and 1/2 also appears at the top of 1/2mg Klonopin (brand) tabs. the pills contain on average .50-.53mg clonazepam . I was surprised when i opened my bottle and saw 100's of orange pills(instead of yellow). I'm curious to test them tonight :-). - Hope this helps.
8 Aug 2011
There's a massive shortage of the 0.5 MG Teva right now in my area. It's time to refill my 'script and all of the local pharmacies have different generics. Many of them say they haven't seen Teva in months. My healthcare provider has offered to write a script for name brand. Does anyone know is the brand Klonopin .5 MG tablets are scored? I tend to break them in half...
I really hope Teva gets back into the marketplace soon.
23 Jul 2011
Same here, new generic accord pill that is only thing available and I'm extremely hesitant to taking a med made in China.
* China companies poisoned our petfood with fake protein, then after killing our pets, they put that same fake poison "protein" in their baby formula, killing and hurting infants there in China!
* Our FDA doesn't have enough people to keep up with outsourced manufactures and the US is cutting government programs such as the FDA on top of there not being enough monitoring as it is. I have serious doubts that an FDA agent has inspected the pill or will continue to inspect it.
I'm totally sketched to take this pill. This is rotten.
16 Jul 2011
Just an FYI: I called the pharmacy (Rite Aid) that I utilize and I spoke with the pharmacist about the change from my Teva generic to the Accord version. He said that they (the pharmacy) are experiencing huge issues with the company they use to get their generics from and that Teva is backlogged quite a bit and there is a shortage across the U.S.
He said to try a different generic next time if the Teva wasn't in stock and if the Accord wasn't working well. He stated that "they are grabbing whatever they can right now" (in terms of generics) and that the .5 MG is "by far the most prescribed out of the doses" which is why the .5 Tevas are hard to find right now.
I have taken a couple of the Accord doses and they do seem to be a bit "different," but I can't really say how. I definitely feel a little different than I did on the Teva and I much prefer the Teva. It seems to be a better quality generic.
I guess not all generics are created equal.
18 May 2012
I have been on clonazepan a long time. My last refill was this orange pill manufactured by Accord. I have been on this brand for two weeks, and I feel like I am not taking anything. I feel wired day and night. I find myself taking extra pills , because this brand is not working or is not as strong for me.
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