Few pharmacy told me today that klonopin makes only one manufacture and they stopped. Is it true? I can't take generic. My docor knows it. What should I do now?
I can't find anything that suggests its even in a shortage. Pharmacies often lie and tell the customer its not available from the manufacturer when its their supplier that is the problem. Have you tried a Mom and Pop pharmacy? Sometimes they can come thru with stuff the chains say they can't get. I emailed the manufacturer and asked if it was discontinued, but its going to take up to 3 days for a response.
I received the same re sponse from 4 pharmacies today. I've taken brand name Klonopin for quite some time and not sure what to do. I cannot take generics. I will contact my doctor tomorrow but am just as concerned as anyone about this. I messaged Roche manufacturer so will see if I get a response.
I am having the same problem. Generic klonopin is metabolized much faster (in me at least) than the brand. Furthermore, it causes sedation much more and not a feeling of calm.
Roche had a plant in New Jersey that made Brand klonopin but they shut it a few months ago.
I am struggling to find a substitute also. So far generic valium feels much like generic klonopin (sedating but leaves me anxious), ativan doesn't seem to do much at all by itself. So for the moment I am combining small amounts of valium (2mg) with 1mg ativan - I use this combo 2-3 times per day - it isn't great and you're not supposed to take two different tranquilizers together but I cannot find anything that works. I tried xanax long ago but found it gave me rebound anxiety attacks. If you find anything that works for you, or if you find somebody making brand klonopin again, please post! Thanks and good luck!
I have had the same problems as mentioned about Klonopin. I have mild Tourette's. Generic does not work..makes the tics worse and I'm more tired.
I'm taking 2mg generic Xanax timed release and I feel terrible and Tourette's is pretty bad (for me)
I also spoke directly to Roche last summer and had the same answer about audit and possibly available in October. I spoke to Walgreens today. They researched and found that Klonopin the brand is not in stock anywhere. Does anyone have suggestions about a substitute?
Wow this post is old. But I did just recently attempted to find the name Brand as well for myself. I'm not sure where exactly ur located. But in my area of California I just filled my script with the Original name Brand. So the answer to ur question would be no they haven't stopped manufacturing them. And thank god because I have the same issue, I can't take certain generics.. Plus I have a feel that they are making generics cheaper because the quality and true mg dosages of these generic companies are just like any other business trying to shave their costs on their end to make money. I think generics are weaker in strength., also my Issue with the generic for me is it kinda leaves a light to heavy burning in my throat. Sorry for going on past ur answer with my rant on the issues with these generic companies pushing out the originals brands that's worked best. It's just I live that saying, "If it ain't Broken, don't fix it!"
Anyways maybe it has to do with where u live, which pharmacy ur going to, and also a fun fact is that some pharmacies will deter you or straight up lie about carrying the Brand u want. Due to highers profits from the generic companies... Something I read. And I went in to see for myself and found it to be true.
Anyway, hope this helps answer ur question. (from like 4 years ago.)
BTW If u receive this response and have any helpful info on saving on the cost at the counter for the name brand. Please post me back if u could. Thanks
You easily get Klonopin brand filled in California because it's made by Genentech, which is in the Bay Area. However, you can get this brand name anywhere in the US if your doctor writes the script as brand necessary. Also, you can save significantly save money on the brand name Klonopin if you can get your insurance company to give you a dispense as written ( DAW) waiver. This may of course depend on your insurance company. Your doctor will need to call them to get this waiver, but it will significantly reduce the cost.
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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