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Clonazepam - Why did Teva stop making their old formula and go to using Actavis brand which is Weak?
- 21 Sep 2018 by allsugar50
- 25 October 2021 (5 weeks ago)
- paracetamol teva, anxiety, benzodiazepine withdrawal, insomnia, pain, panic disorder, seizure prevention, clonazepam, formula, brand, actavis
I’m not sure why Teva stopped clonazepam. Their ingredients differ. Teva has two more inactive ingredients than, Actavis... one of which is water. I’m not sure if, it is “weaker”. It may just hit its peak onset differently. Actavis, uses the same inactive ingredients as brand Klonopin. Teva, had worked best for me for many years without any side effects. I also, felt it lasted the longest in my system. Compared to other generics- such as Mylan
that I went through withdrawal from & ended up in the ER as the doctor didn’t believe me & thought I was drug seeking- his words to me were, “ I am not giving you more medication than you are on- Good Luck!” ( very arrogantly)... mylan, was worse than, a placebo for me. Others, felt it helped them best.
Even though, they were recalled multiple times for their lack of compliance in their potency & became, under investigation for over a year before, they were forced to recall & discontinue their clonazepam. That’s why they are no longer allowed to manufacture certain drugs... they were recalled before, for other medication for super potency- being too potent. Everyone, has a different reaction...
FDA approves Generic meds within their approval guidelines being met with a generic drug can be off either 20% above or below potency as well as when, peak onset is reached to be “equivalent” to brand... switching from one generic to another can be up to 40% difference. Whenever, I had switched from brand to generic or to another generic- I felt a major difference. I have tried every generic of clonazepam- Actavis was actually, superior to others generic brand opinions. On Actavis -at first, I was calmer not hyperventilating or having panic attacks w/o any side effects. The more I took Actavis brand- I was having more side effects than, I could handle. My mood changed, sleeping less, having more pain then- usual, & I felt like I was hungry all the time. I had no other generic options to try. I spoke to my doctor about it & he switched me to diazepam from Teva. With the diazepam, I’m calmer with a lot less side effects (so far). It’s weaker than, it used to be when, I had taken it years ago. I feel it’s a lot better than- other clonazepam generics options. With diazepam -I feel I am able to take less & less often. I hope I will be able to discontinue it more easily than, clonazepam -when, I am ready...
I think it's because they were in trouble with the fda and couldn't get by cheap and they bought actavis and run thier junk which isn't any good.. I was on teva 1mg and work perfect and now I'm on thier yellow r34 pill and it's not doing anything but making me sick if thier is a karma in the drug place I hope it bites hard on teva for doing so many people wrong with these medications and people who lost thier jobs
I am going through the same withdrawal since they discontinued the Teva generic. It’s no fun, believe me. Just wondering if anyone had thought about getting advice from an attorney regarding a class action suit against the company. It appears to me there are enough voices that would be behind something like this. I’ve been on this medication for over 10 years and with no prior notice, they just stop making it. It’s disrupting people’s lives, and I feel like our voices should be heard.
My pharmacy CVS didn't even tell me they changed my prescription to accord. Accord is worse than Actavis. I called every pharmacy and none sell Teva. I only found 1 that sold Actavis. I filed complaints with every organization, pharmacy, Teva, and my doctor. I was going nuts on Accord. Actavis is better but not like Teva. I use this medicine for cervical dystonia.
Teva is discontinued. Teva decided to go with a cheaper Chinese company named Accord. There is a difference in the filter ingredients. Another brand is Activias, I hope this helps.
Today, March 5th 2019, at Walgreens I asked for TEVA brand. They were only able to fill partial, but ordered more. I have 2 refills on file after.
The manufacturers name is TEVA and is round and green with one side saying TEVA and the other side has the number 833 with a score mark.
What does everyone think of this?
The original TEVA generics used to be printed 93 833/other side simply scored, the ones I received today is TEVA on one side, and 833 on the other.
Using the pill identifier does not return anything on Activus, just says TEVA...
Y’all are getting TEVA CLONAZEPAM NOW? I was told repeatedly that it was gone & not coming back! The Teva/Activis switch made me such a mess! I’ve been through Accord, Activis, brand name & I’ve been having it compounded since October. How is it available now? If they’re ordering more, it must be back on the market. I was on the .5 not 1mg. I just wonder if tapering would be easier because Teva was so easy for me. Or if I’d have the same tapering symptoms regardless...
i also called Teva they said 3 to 6 months and they are considering of releasing there old formula back in to the market which is a very good thing, i take 0.5mg has anyone found it in the states if so where thanks for the help. also any luck with the Actavis generic of clonazepam
I had a terrible problem when teva stopped making clonazepam. My psychiatrist just started me on Par brand ODT clonazepam and FINALLY, I have something that works!! I highly recommend this after going through hell with many other generics!! Give it a try! It absolutely saved me. I take 1.5 mg per day in divided doses. Stopped my panic attacks completely.
I, too, am having a terrible experience with the change from Teva to Accord. It started almost immediately after the my new prescription but I didn’t attribute my feeling so awful to the new Accord. I though I had a low grade flu that just wouldn’t go away. Then my super thick hair started falling out and I haven’t changed any med but this. So now I’m trying to get Klonopin brand... my CVS pharmacist says she’s not sure whether she can even get the name brand. I’ve been taking 1mg. at night to sleep for 20 years... I stopped taking the Accord last night... I’m not going to try to taper because I think I’ve already been through withdrawal when my Teva changed to Accord. I know I’m not answering any questions - but though I would jump in with the rest of you and tell my story. Thank you to this community / now I know I’m not alone!
For those struggling as I have, please look into TEVA oral dissolving tablets.
It’s been a rough few months until I began taking this. It has helped and I’ve only taken it for a week.
The Dr prescribed Ativan which did nothing other than help with the withdrawal from the TEVA Clonazepam.
Best of luck to everyone!
TEVA old formula clonazepam is coming back in 4 months! All of our calls worked! Just got a call from TEVA rep in Ambler, PA.
I just called Teva today and spoke with a customer service rep. He told me they are considering bringing it back and to call back in 2 months as they will know more. I have been on Teva for years and it is the only one besides the brand that works. I got the Actavis and did half my dose with that and half Teva. Withdrawal started setting in after a week. Awful drug. I told the rep that we desperately need it back as the others are worthless.
Called Teva today. Was told they are bringing back their original formula 3-4 months. Keep calling them everyone! Maybe that will speed up the process. Prayers to all of you that have been suffering , we deserve a quality product. God hears our prayers!!
Took TEVA for anxiety for more than 15 years, it worked great and allowed me to function normally. A few months ago pharmacy switched to Actavis. Was told it has same active ingredients. Strangely though, it makes me ultra tired and puts me to sleep, not at all the effect I need. Will call customer service and try email.
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