I occasionally take .5mg of Teva clonazepam for nerve pain. I find there is quite a lot of variation in the effectiveness of the tablets -- some work 100% well and some only 50-70%. I was wondering if this is due to it being a generic. Any thoughts?
They say generics can vary 10% either way, I've found this to be true. You can do some research on the web and fin out who's manufacturing it as a generic, then request that from your pharmacy, but give them time to order it, usually the smaller shops will more readily accommodate. Process of elimination and you'll hit a good one in no time, as most are just fine, you may have hit a lemon with the ones you have now. Hope this helps.
I take clonazepam for anxiety, I guess I have never had any issues with them. Sometimes the severity of the issue can make a difference to though. You say you take it for nerve pain, maybe it depends on how bad you are letting it get before you take the pill. Either way i would talk to your doctor. If it is that the pills are not made consistent then you need to decide how well they do work so you know if you might want to take a different route in controlling it, or if it is the severity of pain making the difference
I have not found any difference with the generics, although they can be a little less effective. I think that you should try to take them as soon as the nerve pain starts. When pain gets a head start, then it can become extremely difficulty to treat it. Wish you the best with your pain relief.
Mylan is the Best manufacturer so far. I have never tried the brand Klonopin, but I can tell you that I have used Teva a few times (in 2011) and and it does not do anything to me, its like a sugar pill. I also recently got another Teva refill (2015) and still does nothing. So I ask my doctor to please write in the clonazepam prescription to be filled by Mylan manufacturers.
I've been taking 4MGs Clonazepam daily for 5 years; I've been through every generic but haven't had the Brand Name (KLONOPIN), however, recent price hikes (mine went from $9 for 60ct to $36 for 60ct; same brand), has gotten me wondering how much brand name is?
I've found; that Mylan brand is by far and leaps and bounds the WORST ONE ON THE MARKET (for me), I went through an entire 60 in just 2 weeks because after 5 days I started going into psychosis.
TEVA brand is THE ONLY ONE that works correctly for me. I've gotten Mylan twice; and now make sure it's TEVA before I even leave the counter. With the TEVA brand; I can sometimes just take 2MG a day. I'm curious now, if I did happen to switch to name brand, could I cut down even more?
I'm trying to get off this horrible medication, the doctor that initially RX'd it to me for Anxiety apparently had NO IDEA about any information about it, I didn't either honestly. I knew I didn't like XANAX as I've seen to many XAMBIES from taking Xanax, so he gave me KLONOPIN instead.
This is, by FAR, the worst medication/drug/anything to try to stop taking.
I have been taking generic 1mg x3 Klonopin for 7 yrs now for Anxiety and Panic Attacks. From my personal experience I have taken several different brands. Hands down Teva and Qualitest are the best generics I've taken. My Pharmacy quit carrying Qualitest so they gave me Accord brand = C-1 which was horrible and gave me side effects so my Dr had to rewrite my Prescription. Mylan = C-14 worst ever, headache for a week and no appetite, major Anxiety. Activis and Watson bought out Sandoz e-64 which I was on that brand for awhile they were ok. My Pharmacy could no longer get Qualitest but could get Tev a brand. I took the Teva 833 and it made me feel like I was taking it for the first time like 7yrs ago. Calm Relaxing feeling with no Anxiety. This is my opinion based on my experience with most brands. Everyone is different but the Mylan and Accord brand almost put me in the hospital.
In April of 2018, my pharmacy switched me from TEVA generic clonazepam to Accord. The Accord Brand in ineffective and does nothing. I called the pharmacist and they told me they have to tell customers the same thing - that there is no difference, but she said there is a difference and that they are getting many calls about it. In the past 3 weeks taking Accord brand clonazepam, I have had numerous panic attacks, I only sleep a few hours a night (on Teva I slept 6-8hours straight,) I'm grinding my molars on the right side of my mouth when I do sleep, I'm shaking like a leaf and my startled response feels like it's been hijacked, incredibly depressed. I called every pharmacy in my town and they all said the same thing "TEVA brand is backlogged indefinitely." I don't know what to do at this point. I can't leave my house. Been online looking for help trying to see what other people are doing and how to feel better. This feels horrible. It should be against the law for them to switch brands.
My Cvs ran out of TEVA clonazepam which I've been taking for years. On May 23 2018 They gave my "Mylan" instead and I swear it's a sugar pill. I have NEVER had a problem with the TEVA generic. I hope you are right about them getting it back by the end of May, I'm freaking out!!!
I started out in 2005 taking Klonopin brand; then was put on Mylan, then Teva - which I had been taking for the past several years. Teva is by far the best. Was taking that until my last refill when I was switched to Accord. Took it for two weeks and went through withdrawal, including mild seizures. Started with headache, progressed to nausea, insomnia, then numbness and tingling in legs; then a mini-seizure which made my right leg move involuntarily and my toes gnarled; and THEN I prayed for help and got an answer - purse. I remembered I had a very small stash of Teva for emergencies. Lowered my dose to save on the pills, got past the withdrawal symptoms immediately; now I'm out and desperately trying to find Teva. Everyone has Accord, which is useless - no benzos in it, I don't care what the pharmacists say - all generics of Klonopin are not alike.
I have found 9 pills at a grocery store pharmacy and I'm going to get them with a new prescription from my Dr... After that, who knows... I have put in a plea for help to Teva in Israel. I don't want to take those dratted Accord pills and go through what I've already been through. Scary, to say the least.
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