Yes. I've been using the solco generic brand for Klonopin for almost a month and I'm having panic attacks Around the Clock! Especially at night I'm waking up in Terror, which I never did since I started taking Klonopin in 1983. I also started getting Teva as a generic when it was first introduced and it worked fine. Now I have to deal with the pharmacist and my doctor, who will say it's in my head, which we know this situation is real. So in response to your question yeah I'm getting your brand and it sucks!
I switched to Solco after a couple months on the Actavis formula (Teva bought Actavis, discontinued the Teva formula which worked great for me and then started using the Actavis formula). Solco is working much better for me than the Actavis formula. I could feel the difference in the first two days. I'd give it a shot, I had to switch to a local independent pharmacy to get it as my name brand pharmacy only had the Actavis version.
I had been taking the Teva for years and I never had to worry about any side effects. In the past weeks, I have had to try Actavis which was sedating and gave me migraine headaches every single day and then brand name orange which made me jittery and caused itching and then Solco which was by far the worst... after only two days, and itching constantly… I actually was going into an allergic reaction with this one and had to take Zantac yet again. And the Zantac barely worked. I cannot take Benadryl. I thought I was going to have to go to hospital and it’s not like they could do anything. Thankfully, another prescription had been called in for me for the 1.0 brand-name which is blue and hopefully I will have some luck with that one. This has been a nightmare. Apparently, the orange brand name has yellow 6 dye and that may have been what caused my reaction to that one and Solco contains an ingredient which may be suspect for me.
Hopefully, the two different blue dyes used in the brand-name 1.0 which I am to cut in half twice a day will not further my allergic response to the others. However, it takes days or weeks even to get the previous medication out of my system. Unfortunately, I have very sensitive body chemistry as I am sure others do too. I finally found a pharmacy that actually cared. Hopefully, this will work. But it was suggested to me that there is one more option as in the 2 mg white version of the brand-name with no dye. This has been one of the most horrid experiences of my life. Especially when you live alone it’s even worse. Teva has no idea the hell they have caused thousands of people who were on their generic for years. Evidently, the povidone in that version did something good for the way it worked. If you have read any of my previous post, I would never have taken this medication if I had been told that you could not stop without issue. No one should have ever given this to me because now my body is physically dependent. I want off of this but the only way I can do that is if one of these will actually work so then I can taper down. I was actually able to taper on the T if you haven’t read any of my previous post, I would never have taken this medication if I had been told but you could not stop without issue. No one should have ever given this to me because now my body is physically dependent. I want off of this but the only way I can do that is if one of these will actually work so then I can taper down. I was actually able to taper with the Teva but because I never had any issues with it and didn’t know the truth about how it works here I am. I certainly hope the blue version works tomorrow because if it does not I do not know what I will do for the weekend. People do not understand sensitivity in this world. Chemical sensitivity is a real thing. And too often it is ignored and passed off as anxiety which it is not.
The Solco brand is terrible! It makes your stomach hurt. It makes you go to the bathroom (#2) 6 times a day. When it starts wearing off, it makes your heart race. It causes horrible dreams. I refuse to take it again. I was only taking .5 per day. Before, Solco, I had the Accord brand, and had zero problems and was weaning off Klonopin altogether. Down to .25 for 2 or 3 days then .5. No side effects whatsoever!
Before Klonopin, I took Ativan (lorazepam) for a couple months and changed brands several times, and never had a problem with either brand. Actavis or Leading.
Just called my Dr. waiting for new script. If they don't fix it, I will go back to Ativan until they will change the manufacturer. Solco is HORRIBLE
When Teva their clonazepam formula, CVS gave me the Solco brand which caused stomach pain, bad headaches, higher anxiety and nightmares. I also began itching all over which could have been from one of their inactive ingredients, base, buffers or delivery system. Never again! Now I am on Accord brand which seems to be weak and causing Anxiety attacks and more.
These are manufactured in China... typically not regulated. Greed for more money once again comes before our health...
I have been switched manufacturers about every 2 months. Was just on Actavis which at first was horrible, but then I noticed I wasnt having to take it as much. When it came time to refill I still had about 10 left! So of course I just came from picking up my script and Rite Aid switched me to 1mg Solco which I've never had. Just went to my Dr this past Thursday and he is fed up as well. Told me to switch to a small "Mom and Pop" pharmacy as they dont switch manufacturers every week. He said he will write me a script for the name brand only if the keep this up.
I used to take QualiQuest who had sold their scoring but, not their formula to solco. QualiQuest Was the best before, Teva.
I took Teva ever since. No other generic clonazepam has helped. I did however, find out Teva still manufactures their formula in or orally disintegrating tablets sells wholesale only. Rite aid has a contract with Teva I know many Walgreens have bought out most rite aids and mylan is a big generic for Walgreens thankfully, they were forced to discontinue their placebo clonazepam so, you don’t have to worry about receiving mylan.
I would at least try and ask your Dr. to write for Teva ODT if, you have any further issues. If, you cannot find something that’s helpful I would suggest asking for your doctor to write for brand medically necessary before you run out. Or switch to another benzodiazepine.
Hope everything works out for you!
I’ve taken Teva in the past and it was great. Now my doctor had to switch me to brand roche as the other generics did not work. Does it take a while when you switch off one type of Klonopin onto another for the new brand to get into your system because I’m not feeling as good on brand as I did with the Teva . Tia
Nightmare! Nightmare! Is there actually a real drug in this fake med? Insomnia, rapid heart, I haven’t slept a night since I started this China crap ! I only sleep when exhausted in few hour spurts! I feel like I’m having a heart attack, withdrawal! I’m trying for the 2nd time in the last few weeks to get a real replacement
Solco was fine until is made me go into acute withdrawal. Body pains so bad, nausea, couldn't eat or sleep, even with trazodone. I had some Brand name by Roche on hand, so I took that in the evening and the next morning all pains gone and I could sleep. Bad batch will never go back and will report to FDA. The name brand is stronger and I'm having to get use to it.
Solco, Mylin, Accord... on and on. Nothing is comparable to the old Teva formula (before they bought Activas). I even switched to the brand name and paid $450, out of pocket to try to find some relief. It was better than the generics, but the half life was still shorter than the discontinued Teva formula. It was too difficult to keep up the extra cost, without a much better result. I have debilitating Panic Attacks with agoraphobia (when treatment fails). After 5 years on the Teva... I was back to work as an attorney. Life was "normal" again (as normal as it ever will be, for me). Now, I'm just not sure what to try next.
I have tried Solco Klonopin for a month now and there is absolutely no comparison to Teva or for that matter any other generic brand. There seems there to be little , if any, active ingredient in the Solco brand. Very disappointed in this manufacturer. Like taking a placebo as far as I'm concerned.
Has anyone experienced feeling drugged up taking clonazepam with food? When they changed me on another generic the past year, eating with food made it more effective. I was on it for 14 years and didnt ever feel drugged up with it since I got used to it but with this generic (Solco) I felt like it affected the way it absorbed in my body. I literally felt like I was drugged up and sedated every day when I would take it. Even if I ate food 2 hours before taking it, would still affect me. For the first time in a year I tried to take it on a completely empty stomach and not eating any food at all and it put me in major withdrawals as if I skipped a dose. I never had this reaction with the other generics. I called the pharmacist and he has never heard of anyone having this kind of reaction. taking it on an empty stomach. In fact I read its suppose to be more effective on an empty stomach. I am wondering if Im the only one and the way my body is processing this generic?
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