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?
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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