how can I tapper off clonazepam if they quit making it, I have been on for 25 years, I am scared. I can't get ahold of my doctor yet, and it's been 3 days and I am hallucinating, is this withdraw? oh God!
I think you received some inaccurate information from the pharmacist. You may wish to try a different pharmacy. Clonazepam is still available. It's brand name is Klonopin. I believe the government is pressuring medical professionals not to dispense benzodiazepines as freely as they once did. The reasons are good, but I know that is little help to you.
So you may wish to try a different pharmacy and if they are just unavailable you may wish to ask your Doctor to write you a prescription for another benzodiazepine such as lorazepam or alprazolam that could serve as a substitute. You should not have to go through withdrarwal.
Take care for now and all the best.
I am on Klonopin and have not had any problem getting it.
There is a shortage of clonazepam. Teva and Sandoz no long manufactures them. Northstar is made by Sandoz for Northstar.
Same markings identical, just distributed by NorthStar. Actavis took Tevas place. Both I’ve had zero issues with. You will find very little about NorthStar and less reviews, but I called and even the packing says Manufactured by Sandoz for Northstar. Sandoz also discontinued alprazolam which means no more GG249 bars
Clonazepam is one of the meds that I take daily in the evening. Sometimes, when I feel that I have trouble concentrating on things, I will take one during the day. I have not heard that the med is not being made. I'll research it, then respond on this website.
Yes they are still making it. Don't worry. I have been on Xanax for 30 years so I can imagine how you felt. Have no fear. No such thing will happen. I spoke to my friend who is a pharmacist about this before I posted my answer. Lots of luck.
I’ve been taking it for years 2mg
and still do. Sounds like you needed new pharmacy !!!
ive been on clonazepam 20 + yrs
my phych tried to taper me from .05/ night, and 2x .025 / Day, by .025 a day.
of corse, everything went bad by day 3, so i went back to my regular dose.
So, saw my phych last week, told him ill try a water taper in maybe 6 weeks once i stable out.
he said its getting hard to get clonazepam in Canada, but i managed to save up years of back up if needed.
I will do a very slow taper on my own, but i think i will stay on at least .025/day
at 53, im not really concerned about jumping off
I heard the limitation on clonazepam is a zoning issue
so they are cutting some zones by 20%
so if ur in one of those zones, your doc may say its getting hard to fill scrips for clonazepam
I'm from canada, their still making clonazepam here,I'm on it, however if you can't get it anymore your doctor has to put you on something else that will help with the same issues your having. Yes your possibly having withdrawals and that's not good, you really should wait to see your doctor and get switched to maybe valium, or maybe if it's possible for you go to a walk in clinic. Fact is you can't be left without anything and yes you will withdrawal. Hope I was helpful, take care.
I'm writing in caps because my information is very important. I was on klonopin for 30 years when the world stopped making the real medication. After two years of withdrawal I learned that actavis is the closest form of clonazepam. Ask your doctor to write "actavis only" on your prescription or try to find a compounding pharmacy. The changed version of actavis is not like the original actavis clonazepam but will prevent siezures, withdrawal and going into the "hell realm". Actavis dosage labels are false--if you need to take 1 mg get your dr to prescribe 2 mg. Original actavis stayed in your system 12 hours. The remake lasts 3 t0 6 hours. You will need a compassionate dr to grant a prescription with this high number of pills. If some one can have an assay done on the real amount of medicine compared to the label amount (half) please spread the news so drs. Can double your dose.
The new changed actavis does not have as much effect on anxiety and panic attacks as before but it has enough for you to survive. The world medical community apparently has a strong disregard for the lives of persons with brain "defects" and like the nazis do not value our lives and will let us suffer and die. I need the medicine for seizures, spasms and autism. We don't have the same value to the medical community as those who have healthy brains. Please try to find actavis, double the dose (2 mg) and take one every six hours and you will not suffer or die.
They don't care to be responsible for creating addicts who experience increasing depression, increasing anxiety, memory loss, etc., with the long term use of benzodiazepines. Google the ramifications...
I’ve never taken Clonazepam 1mg made by Teva, but I was taking one from a company named NorthStar and it worked great for my sleep issue. Now it’s not being made by that manufacturer and the one that is available is the green pill from Teva which I’ve never tried for sleep. Does it work for anyone else as far as use for sleep only at night?
The other generic have not worked out for me at all. Not sure I need to just ask my doctor for another medication or try the Teva green pill. Anyone having issue with sleep using this as well?
Hi. I understand where you are. I have been taking klonopin for 12 years. I came off of it at a treatment center which did not taper me off therefore your symptoms are also what I experienced plus much more. Please make sure you find a doctor who will work with you to taper you off of klonopin. Good luck.
I have seen some reports on the net that clonazepam is either discontinued, or is in shortage along with other benzodiazepines. But nothing certain from the FDA for example; It is very difficult to withdraw from clonazepam if taken for so long. Perhaps we will get some advice from doctors or pharmacists to take an adjunct long life benzodiazepine in withdrawal recovery. In my case the prescription for decreasing was not related to an awareness of shortage, but a lack of awareness of the need for gradual discontinuation.
- Clonazepam Information for Consumers
- Clonazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonazepam (detailed)
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