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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
- 22 September 2018 (4 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...
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