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!
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
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.
- Clonazepam Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Clonazepam (detailed)
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