I have been on clonazepam .5 dosage for the past 2 years now. I had been taking the generic brand Teva, which worked amazing for me! However, for my past two prescription refills, I had been getting orange pills instead of my usual yellow ones. The bottle says that the manufacturer of these orange pills is “Accord”? And since taking this brand, I have felt horrible. My short term memory is messed up, and I have this weird feeling that my body is on autopilot. It’s so hard to explain. My anxiety has been at an increased level. Overall, I feel like I just might be going insane! Is it even possible for a change in the manufacturer of the same brand to cause different side effects? As stated previously, Teva brand worked outstandingly well for me. Does anyone else feel this way with the Accord brand of clonazepam? What do I do? I’m open to any and all advice!
I have been on clonazepam (Generic Klonopin) 1MG 3 times daily for 8 years and always was given the TEVA generic brand at my pharmacy, however i switched pharmacies back in November and have been receiving the Accord Clonazepam 1mg tablets and am more than happy with them. I feel no difference. The only Generic of Klonopin reported to be not equivalent is the mylan generic klonopin as they have been recalled several times last time being 2016. Hope this helps.
PS: If it is bothering you that bad, Go to CVS, they carry TEVA klonopin and are in contract w/ them.
Sjstuck99, you are not alone. It is happening to MANY of us. What you are experiencing sounds a lot like what I experienced when I started the Accord brand. It's called acute withdrawal. I was on Accord for about 2 weeks and finally could not take it anymore. I had my doctor switch me to name brand only. It helped stop the withdrawal symptoms, but it does not compare to Teva. Can you call your doctor and ask them to switch you to name brand or another generic (anything other than Accord.) Hope that helps and you start to feel better soon.
Teva is superior to Accord.When you can change pharmacy's.
I am having the same problem with Accord. Does anyone know how Actavis compares to Teva?
Oh my gosh, YES!! I’m so glad you posted this. I’m in tears now knowing what has been going on with me, and that other people are having the same issues with this brand. This is the second month with these awful, orange pills. I’ve been taking clonazepam for over 5 years now, and last month I noticed it didn’t work as well to control my anxiety (if at all). This month (same pill) my anxiety again isn’t helped, and on top of that I wake up exhausted - not just tired, but physically exhausted. My body aches like I ran a marathon. I end up on the couch all day long because I’m so worn down and tired. The worst though is my memory. I forget things I was told or things I need to do. I’m finding things I’ve done that I have no memory of (like I make something to eat and I find a partially eaten bowl of noodles the next morning with no memory of making it).
There’s no way I can keep taking these, but what can I do? I just got these filled last week, so it’s not like I can go somewhere else and get the brand I used to use that I know works.
Teva & Solco have helped me best. Teva was recently discontinued & I was stuck with accord. It’s not the worst out of the generics I have had. But, I had rebound anxiety. Actavis & Teva has a partnership. Actavis took over clonazepam now. Actavis is a great pharma company as well as Teva. The best that I felt was closest to Brand was Qualitest but they left and became Solco- endo&Par... Teva was the same quality
Teva brand clonazepam for 8 years(4mg per day) for seizures. Per call to Teva, they bought out Activas and Teva said they are using Activas formula now. Just got Teva brand after they said they quit making it. It was a sugar pill, had a bad reaction. Weird from one month to the next of no problems then bad reaction. The lady at the CVS pharmacy showed me the medication before I got it. Looked like TEVA but had a reaction to it. 1st time that happened. Just because it looks the same doesn't mean it is the same. Had the same reaction to another brand Accord.
Not as good as Teva, but I really don't think they are going away. Don't believe everything you read. Best of luck to us all.
Yes, it does NOT have the same effect for me, as a 10 year user of Teva (1 mg). Not happy.
This is so ironic. I just had this conversation with my therapist last week. I had yellow 0.5mg tabs for years then switched to the orange Accord brand a few months ago and it seemed like I went through a major adjustment period - anxiety/panic/emotional/depressed. The reason I brought all this up in therapy is after taking these "orange tabs" 3x a day for a few months now 2 weeks ago I had blood work & a urine screen. I tested negative for benzodiazepines. I am going to give it about a month and get tested again. Meanwhile I have to find a new doctor as it appeared I was lying just to get clonazepam and he will no longer see me. This is very frustrating!
Yes, have been taking clonazapem for decades. All of a sudden, I became anxious even with higher doses. I thought I was just too stressed. But when I looked back and checked my pills, pharmacy switched from Teva to Accord. After going back to Teva or Mylan, I am back to my old self. It is definitely the clonazapem from Accord that wrecked havoc.
I was taking Teva and just picked up Accord and I'm convinced it's nothing but a sugar pill. I usually take 1 mg a day. I took 1 mg and felt nothing. So I took another 1 mg after 2 hours and still felt NOTHING. I'm going to try a different generic. The pharmacists all tell me that "Generics are all the same" which is simply not true! I'm going through withdrawal!
It’s been terrible for me I’m in on week one and feel like I’m loosing my mind one pill at a time
I’ve been taking TEVA for 8 years now I was given Accord and it’s terrible ! I feel worse !! I need to find a new pharmacy that has whatever leftover TEVA they have
You are not alone
I’m praying I find a year supply or something
I just now registered with this site solely to contribute to this conversation thread about Accord Health. I was just fine taking the Actavis 1 mg clonazepam for the last few months. Then, last month I received my refill with the Accord brand. Where I normally take 1 pill and do just fine, I took FOUR 1 mg Accord pills - nothing. And I mean nothing. I went back to my pharmacy and they let me switch out my bottle with the Solco brand (which works very well)... and I was extremely thankful because pharmacies do not usually let you do this. I called Walgreens, CVS, Kroger and Walmart. All of them are stocking their shelves with this horrible Accord brand. So, now I am panicking about my next refill. Next month, I am going to a local independent pharmacy who can order a different generic which I was relieved to hear. This Accord feedback is 100% sincere and I hope the right people are watching this form and taking notice.
Last week, I submitted an FDA report about the poor quality of this medication and asked them to please test this company's drugs. After doing some research, come to find out, this is an Indian company and these pills are manufactured in India. This is not a US company offshoring their manufacturing so it stands to reason their quality is highly suspect. All, if you were similarly affected by this nightmare, please consider filling out an FDA report to let them know. This medication is used to calm a bad case of diverticulitis for me as well as anxiety so this isn't just because I want to feel less panicky. I rely on this medication so I can be productive and not be in pain. Very disappointed in what is happening here and I hope enough voices are heard so they can kick this manufacturer out or hold them to higher standards. Also very distressing having to call multiple pharmacies and inquire about manufacturers. Makes me feel like I'm shopping around for pills which is a horrible feeling.
I'm having the same problem. The last three months I have been taking the Accord .5mg up to 4xd, and it's just not the same. I think what I had before was Northstar - little yellow pills. These just don't work as well. I'm getting headaches and having more anxiety, and I really tried to outlast these symptoms. I'm working with my pharmacy to see what else is available. Currently no one within an hour of me carries the Northstar. Frankly, I'm hoping to try anything else but Accord, and if I try something else and something else again and nothing works, I will ask my prescriber to request a waiver of brand penalty. Also, because it wasn't working so well, I tried for about a week knocking my amount of clonazepam down to .5mg 3xd and began to have terrible physical withdrawals a week later. So not only does it not work, but I'm going to have a rough time getting off of it. If it worked, I wouldn't even be trying to change things. Don't know if this is helpful, but just know you're not alone!
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