is brand name Roche klonopin more effective than the generic? more specifically mylan clonazepam?
Has anyone noticed a difference in klonopin brand name and its generic clonazepam?
Question posted by leopardeyes on 25 Dec 2014
Last updated on 7 June 2023 by blue-sky
Brand name Klonopin works better and there's no side effects or weird binders in the pills.
Easier to wean off. The generics set you up to take more...
I have used the brand Solco for years. I once had to change to, ( I just know the pill was orange and not yellow ) and I was having withdraws and anxiety. My pharmacist got me the solco from another company. When he couldn’t get that brand anymore, I had to find another pharmacy that carried them. They too, recently had to change, and now have Teva. My daughter can tell they do not work as well as the Solco did for me, and I feel more tired than relaxed. I am going to try and find them from a different pharmacy. My story is that Teva does not work as well for me. At least not the new ones that are being mentioned.
I was prescribed Clonazepam for several years up until about 3 years ago,I always went to the store that dispensed Teva USA brand Clonazepam because I always felt they were the most effective and worked best for my situation,I even tried the Roche brand name Klonopin but they were not as effective for me and I was so put out with the few times I got scripts from different vendors that didn't work as well as Teva USA did for me.so I would ask pharmacy if they dispense Teva USA brand Clonazepam. Thank you hope this can help someone.
I’m on brand. It’s not as good as old Teva. New Teva is overseas. Will have to try soon.
I took Teva for 9.5 years. Went on brand. Not as good. I’m totally sick an unimpressed. It’s not as strong. Teva is making again. It’s from overseas, but might be the same. Feel like I’m dying.
I was taking the old Teva and have some left which are pretty old. I have the new Teva and not sure of how effective it will be. What I do is the Brand Roche K is not as effective for me. It does not last as long as the Teva. I went through a major period of stress caring for my Mom and then taking 2 antibiotics which act against the GABA receptors. I feel like I have a CNS that has been destabilized. I just want to be on one brand. I am not impressed with the Roche at all.
I had to switch to name brand because in my small town pharmacy you never know what generic you'll get and it's different every time. The name brand works great but my insurance is only going to pay thru January. So I need to know, does the Teva wafer last as long as the regular pills?
Which one is better?
I have used The Brand Name Klonopin, and the generic (Mylan) clonazepam. I am currently using the generic version, and I have noticed no difference at all. The reason I am using the Mylan version is because my insurance will not cover Klonopin. I know that there is no difference is because I had a few Klonopins left over from a prior prescription. I compared the two versions (one day I used Klonopin, the next day I used the generic. There was no difference in the results. As a matter of fact, now that I think about it, the last generic pill's effectiveness seemed to last a bit longer than the Name Brand, because when I awoken the next day, I forgot to take the clonazepam for two hours. To me, that meant that the generics effectiveness was just a bit better. The companies that make the generics, are closely monitored by the FDA for quality control, so it's safe to say that Mylan's generic Klonopin is up to the standards of the name brand.
Roche which developed and initially made a class of drugs know as "Hypnotics". Librium and Valium were the first Hypnotics devloped back in the early 1960's as well as many of the other Hypnotic drugs (diazepam aka Valium, alprazolam aka Xanax, Ativan aka Lorazepam and the other Hypnotic drugs that affect the CNS). These Hypnotic drugs were originally developed as an alternative treatment to Barbituates, which were quite commonly prescribed at the time (i.e '50's and 60's) but Barbituates were a lot more dangerous than the Hypnotics. At that time Roche had all the patents on all these Hypnotic drug formulations, so they developed many hypnotic drugs that were just as effective as barbituates but were a lot less dangerous to the patient (when compared to barbituates). Now Hypnotics are still a popular drug to prescribe for medical conditions which call for the use of Hypnotics.
However now since the Roche brand name is a lot more expensive than the generic Hypnotic equivalent drugs that are made a lot cheaoer by generic drug companies and thus scsot a lot less at the pharmacy. So over the past few years Roche, in making a business decision, has just stopped making many of their Hypnotic class of drugs. Therefore you just can not get the Roche brand anymore for many of these various Hypnotic drugs made by Roche. You can only get the generic named eqivalent Hypnotic drug such as lorazepam, aprazolam, etc. (even though people still call these Hypnotic drugs by their brand name such as Ativan, Xanax, and so on). Basically the generic named Hypnotics drugs are a lot cheaper at the pharmacy than the Roche brand name, so that is what you will get at the pharmacy even though the doctor may write a prescription for Valium, Ativan, Xanax and so on... unless it is a Hypnotic that Roche stilll makes, and there are very few of those Hypnotic Roche brand of drugs stilll made by Roche now days. A pharmacist told me that you still can get the Valium Roche brand but he could not think of any other Roche brand in the class of Hypnotic brands, although he added that Roche stilll made a just few Hypnotic Roche brand of drugs. In fact when I was given a script for the mild sleeping pill, Dalmane, which is the Roche brand. I was given the generic drug made by the generic drug company, Mylan. The pharmacist told me that as far as he knew, Mylan was the only company that still made the generic brand of Dalmane. So the short answer is, that if someone wants the Roche brand of a Hypnnotic class of drug, they probably won't get that Roche brand because Rochche doesn't make that brand of Hypnotic drug anymore, but instead they will get a generic Hypnotic equivalent drug... that is unless they happen to luck out and get a script for a Hypnotic drug that Roche still maunfactures.
I've noticed no difference at all. Depends on the drug I guess.
The only way to tell is to try it, the jury is out on generics vs. brand. Some folks swear there is no comparison while others swear there is a huge difference.
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