I have been taking Clonazepam 1mg for a couple if years, with good efficacy. The pill I have been... taking is green, with the number 833 and sometimes the manufacturer's name "Teva" on the tablet. Recently, my pharmacist substituted a yellow tablet, manufactured by Actavis. It is labeled R34. My question: has anyone found a difference is the efficacy or side effects between the green Teva and yellow Actavis versions of clonazepam? I ask because I had one generic substituted for another generic I take of another drug (lamotrigine) and found the substitute did nothing for me and all my symptoms came back. I am more than a little gun-shy of taking a different manufacturer's version of a generic after this last experience. So if anyone has any thing to share with regards to the efficacy of Teva's version of clonazepam versus the Activas version, please let me know. Thanks!
Clonazepam - anyone noticed difference in efficacy /side effects of the Teva & Actavis versions?
- 9 Jul 2011 by DJLevy
- 31 December 2019
I've been taking Klonopin for about a year, and I've found that the generics are WIDELY different in terms of whether they're just plain ineffective sugar pills or effective-but-not-sedating (Teva). I switched to brand name Klonopin to prevent this from happening.
But no, you're not the only one who has had difficulties with generic Klonopin.
"Benzodiazepines - [... - says most benzo generics are just fine].
The one exception to this is Klonopin. There are some forms of generic clonazepam that are not as good as the brand, and the brand is just superior over all. But how many of you have ever had brand name Klonopin with the 'K' punched out in the center of the pill? That's what I thought. We've had generic versions that are good and we've had generic versions that are just complete shit sugar pills.
Sorry, too many pills, too much memory weirdness to give you any sort guide as to which manufacturers to avoid. But the sad fact is that there's a lot of clonazepam out there that is practically worthless, and the FDA doesn't seem to care one way or the other about it. I found one old study when the bioequivalence standard was only 75% and generic diazepam vs. brand Valium didn't even meet that!"
I don't know but found out after a month I'm allergic to the manufacturers clonazepam because pharmacy changed the manufacturer who would have known generic drugs can harm people I sure learnt my lesson f now that's on my record I did find that I could not sleep at night kept waking up every hour or two so glad to have finally found out the pharmacies should let you know before you purchase for this reason alone the Teva brand which is generic as well doesn't bother me at all weird how some manufacturers products differ in just the slightest way and your the one who gets the reactions to the meds hope you find your last drug by asking the pharmacy what manufacturer did you have before as I had to get another prescription and go through my health insurance so I could get the Teva kind as they work Actavis didn't work for me just lots of blisters and rash and during night time I would taste the pill as I would awaken nauseous over the Actavis Good Luck!!
If I were you, I would call the pharmacy and tell the pharmacist what you just told us and that you want or even better DEMAND that they change it back or you'll go elsewhere. I have been through something similar, I was getting my 2mg Klonipins at Walgreen, they said "Watson" on them and didn't work so I transferred my account to CVS and they are "Teva." Although I think my tolerance level has been raised to a point where I get no euphoria from them, I still think the Teva ones work better than Watson in keeping my anxiety down. prevent seizures and panic attacks. Honestly I didn't know it they were working or not but when I ran out of em 3 days early I could definitely tell that they were working. I got lucky and my Doc called me in an emergency, early script. I wish you well and hang in there
The green Activus generics DO NOT WORK. I took the light yellow for 5 years. They were fine. I'm getting the "distributer doesn't offer the Teva's anymore." Are Pharmacies allowed to switch distributers for a certain medication?
I find that the GREEN TEVA brand clonazepam marked 833 works better for me compared to the ACTAVIS YELLOW R34 ones. I've heard differences in effectivness vary from person to person based on so called inactive ingredients. If I were you in would demand the ones that work best for you.
DJLevy YES,I find the purepac/activas 1mg yellow R34,SIGNIFiCANTLY WEAKER than the Teva 833 1mg.I mean WAY weaker to the point they are almost straight garbage..Try to stay with the Teva 833 1mg mint green colored clonazepam Target and CVS are the only two pharmacies that I know for a fact that carry the Teva clonazepam.Honestly the Teva brand are better than the K-CUT Roche name brand clonazepam IMO.If you live somewhere that doesnt have a Target or a CVS try going to a privately owned pharmacy and if they dont carry the Teva brand 9/10 they will be happy to order the brand that works for you and they will keep them in stock for you especially if ur a consistent customer...
but YES the purepac/activas yellow R34 1mg is garbage in my opinion.I have been searching for a few years now trying to find someone that agrees the yellow R34 1mg just dont do the job..For a quick example I can easily take 8-10 yellow ones and never even know I had taken any.However,with the teva brand I can take 4-5 and they totally kick my ass with the nods and HARDCORE amnesia which i HATE. So the conclusion is obvious the teva generic brand are SUPERIOR to the purepac/actavis yellow R34s... Hope this helped...
This is the exact reason I found this. The yellow ones are way less effective for some reason. My next psych appt is late feb. Costco gave me the yellow and cvs the green. How is it even possible they are different?
Teva, In my opinion, is more potent for clonazepam
Ive been pescribed 20 2mg tablets daily since 2005 and ive found that I can taste more diazepam in tje teva blues and the activis disolve far to fast in your mouth so given tje choice in activis and teva strips of 10mg pills that tje teva 10mgs have more taste to them so thats the brand name I would go for in a heartbeat
I have noticed massive difference among generics. Accord is one of the worse for me it made me feel really bad the next day, and didn't do much but scramble my brain. I way prefer Teva but seems like it is getting harder to find.
I have been taking clonazepam for nearly 20 years and this is the first time I've had an issue with the pill. This manufacturer is Solco. This pill melts in your mouth and seems to be less potent as I can't tell if I took it or not. It has to have some of the drug in it or I would have gone into seizures by now. I called the pharmacy and they are ordering new pills for me (other people have complained). I thought I was losing my mind until I did this search. I have taken the Teva generic in the past with no issues. Always a possibility of a 'bad batch'.
I just got my meds yesterday and they didnt have Teva only Actavis . I AM NOT FEELING ANYTHING IS IT JUST ME please HELP !!! I've been taking this med for long time for my major anxiety issue. Even since I can recall my parents lock me in a closet and used to abuse me physically to a point I would bleed sometime. Of course at that time i was very young and they changed over the years. But ever since college that's when everything fell apart I keep forgetting thing hard to remember or think.. and believe or not kept getting anxiety attacks every few hrs.. so they had to put me on this medication. Any thoughts weather Actavis works???
Hi I have been on clonazepam by n and on Adderall by TEVA as well. Today I went to my pharmacy and was given yellow Actavis clonazepam. So far so good? I also taken a few of them the other day that my dog found, they actually seem to last long and smaller the dose the less needed to re dose actually, now to be honest I wanted to trash TEVA and say oh they’re clonazepam is hands down the best. Well I’ve tried every possible brand of CLONAZEPAM.. TevA Green 833 WHITE 834- both great
I've also been using 1mg generic clonazepam for years. I've tried a number of different manufacturers, Teva(green) has been the best for me. Kroger had been supplying Teva for me but switched to Accord(blue) which is terrible. I recently got another script from CVS which was Actavis(yellow) which I've used before, it's decent, maybe slightly less potent than Teva. I've also had Mylan(terrible), and Qualitest(terrible). Hope this helps.
Yes as a matter of fact they changed mine to the yellow 1mg instead of the blue I’m actually breaking out in hives and increasing agitation. I don’t like when they do this to me . I have food and due allergies . I’m very agitated as Well and will be calling pharmacy. They have to stay with what your used to or ask your DR for a Do not substitute can not use Generic and have him prior authorization you for approval. Hope this helps
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