What is your opinion on these two generic brands? Which one do you think works better?
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???
Very sorry about what you went through Peter Kim, The Actavis works very well for me and I have PTSD from the war and when I was a kid I was abused as well. Have been suffering from PTSD GAD and OCD for several years. Clonazepam is the only thing that seems to help.
I just realized that months ago the Clonazepam began not helping me with my seizures and Nocturnal anxiety attacks. I have been on this generic drug for over 25 years. I realized that the color changed months ago, but didn't think much of it. I notices that my anxiety and seizures were not kept under control. My doctor actually had to up my dosage to control my medical issues.
Now I realize that I had been getting this generic from TEVA USA for YEARS. Then Harris Teeter changed Pharma company to Accord - A Chinese company. I am very upset right now. I can't find any pharmacy in my area which takes my insurance who still buy Clonazepam from TEVA!
Hi Crusader... I have been on Teva Clonazepam and Prozac 20 mg for Panic Disorder/Agoraphobia/Depression for 12 years... started at 0.5 (half in am and half at night) then up to .75 (0.5 in am, 1/2 in afternoon and 1/2 at bedtime)... October 2017 my Dr upped the dose to 1 mg 3 times a day as needed... I only take half of the 1 mg in the am, 1/2 in afternoon and 1/2 at bedtime. My Question to you is do you take yours on a regular basis daily? My Pharmacist said she doesn’t like me doing that... but I haven’t had an issue all these years! Dr only upped my dose because of stress/anxiety at work and now my Mom is terminally ill... made me feel like I was doing something wrong! I wouldn’t be able to leave my house or work if I didn’t take my meds! By the way I’m a pill phobe so I try to stay at a low dose as possible and have massage therapy, talk therapy and Reiki as a non pharmaceutical alternative! Looking for a second opinion on the daily dosage... Let me know if you take your Actavis Clonazepam at the same time everyday thanks!
I switched to CVS months because they carried teva and when rite aid became Walgreens they stopped carrying teva and have accord instead and I felt nothing off of those. I just picked up my script today and it’s Actavis. I suffer from severe anxiety, bipolar 1, depression, and PTSD because I was sexually abused when I was 6 and raped 18 years later. I really need this stuff to work. I’m a single, working mother of a beautiful 2 year old little girl whose father passed away last year and I have to keep it together for her.
I have taken the teva brand for 15 years now I can't get them and was given the actavis brand. I feel it is making me dizzy and sick. I think it's whatever your body is used to and you can't just switch it up. Why do Big pharmas think otherwise?
I was just put on act Dexedrine and it is definitely more potent and jittery
After going through heck and back between Teva (no longer manufactured), Accord, Xanax and Actavis, my psy just wrote a new prescription for me for Actavis .5 mg - 1 in a.m., 2 in p.m., but my prescription says: 3 - 4 tabs per day as directed. In other words, I may take a half a tab if I feel I need it. So far so good, but the "sick and dizzy" is still hanging around from time to time. I think it take some getting used to when we've been on TEVA for many years. No, all clonazepam is NOT alike, as the pharmacists tell us (because Big Pharma tells them what to say), so toughing it through is sometimes the only option. But I think not telling the medical community that a brand contains no Benzos is criminal - to say the least. It affects way too many of us to let this go unnoticed and unpublished. The best to all of you in this thread. And remember - no caffeine - it messes with your clonazepam. That includes chocolate, coffee, real tea, etc., and may require you to take more clonazepam.
I have been taking .5 Teva brand for about 3 years. I too was unable to find any under the Teva brand a couple of months ago. I was given a months supply of one that I believe it was manufactured by mylan? It did nothing! My attacks were horrible, so bad that I took another dose and still no relief. Thankfully, I had a few Teva brand left when I refilled and was able to take those until I contacted Teva. I was told by Teva that although they were not making clonazepam under the Teva name that they are making activis and it was the same ingredients except for two in the .5 strength, one is a coloring agent. The Teva I took was yellow and now it's pink. The second ingredient Is providone. When I looked up povidone, it's an inactive ingredient that is used as a disintegrant, tablet binder and is a dispersing and suspending agent. I've just taken my first activis brand pill. I'm going to hold off on sending this reply for an hour so I can report what I feel. Ok.
It's been about an hour and I notice nothing different. I'm a little tired but that could be because I didn't sleep well.
I got Teva version last month and will be getting my next script in 2 days are you all sure they won’t be making Teva brand anymore? The c1 was horrible I took it for a year but my anxiety got worse, then a light blue one with v in it, it was better than the c1, but just took a Teva, and it is at least 30% more potent.
I've been taking Teva brand clonazepam for over 10 years now. Since Teva acquired Actavis Pharmaceuticals, there has been a shortage of Klonopin under the Teva brand name. I got a script of the Actavis pharmaceutical brand this month and it is awful. It's nothing like the Teva brand. For me the side effects are a lot worse and you have to take double the dosage 2 equal the normal dosage of Teva brand. If you look up the inactive ingredients in the different manufacturers of Klonopin you'll see that Teva is the closest to the brand name. Upjohn Pharmaceuticals makes the brand name. I've even called Teva International and asked if they're still making clonazepam in different milligrams. They told me yes. That was a few months ago. Now I get the script from Actavis which Teva owns but the ingredients in active are way different.
I am not happy to say that I am an expert in this sort of stuff. Number one is brand name Klonopin from upjohn. Then the generics, Teva, Sandoz, Milan, and then there's Actavis, Accord, and a couple others. That's the order from best 2 worst. I hope this helped your question. Also call the different pharmacies to see which brands they have in stock before you get a prescription from the doctor.
ALL FDA regulated generics sold in the US must have exactly the same amount of active ingredient and been proven to be equally effective. The only difference may be in the inert ingredients (fillers like cellulose, starch, and coloring agents) so there should be no appreciable difference in the efficacy of different manufacturer's products.
Teva is much better for me
Actavis was the best until Teva bought it and drastically changed it. Do not believe Teva when they say they did not change Activas. Before Teva's change in July 2018, Activas lasted 16 hours in my system with NO discomfort or side effects. I took two pills a day. Life was good. Then when they gave me the new Teva constituted Actavis all hell has broken lose. The pill only lasts five hours before withdrawal symptoms start. The dosage acts like it is less than half which is causing terrifying, unbearable withdrawal and having to take 6 pills a day and need more. I've been supplementing Teva's Activas with my old original Activas which has saved my life. But the old Activas pills are running out and when I tried to taper back to only Teva's Activas, I have never known such suffering and don't believe I will survive it. My Dr upped my 2 pills a day to 6 pills a day so I could take it every five hours it ran out.
But now I need four more pills a day added to stop the withdrawals from my tapering off my original Activas supplement. The government won't allow that. I know I sound melodramatic, but I cannot survive any more withdrawals from this fake clonazepam by Teva. We made Teva rich with our money and our good advertisement for them and they repay us with a new medication that will cause children to have siezures every five hours and kill people through benzo withdrawal. This pill constitutes mass poisoning for some of us. If you are enjoying the pre-Teva Actavis left in the pipeline, you are so blessed, but please don't counter the rest of us who are suffering on the new Teva Actavis. Millions of people will start enduring it at least by this fall. I believe It was designed to force people to get off benzo's since our type of medicine is being abused and hated. I am taking it for autism co morbids and sensory pain and spasms. Klonopin gave me my life back when I was ready to die at age 29. The government in Tennessee is banning it now and has forced thousands of people to get off against their will so the state's numbers of controlled substance prescriptions will go down. We, the truly sick, are sacrificial lambs keeping the government's prescription numbers low because they can't manage the criminal abusers. If any one knows how I can access an assayer who would prove the extreme difference in medicine dosage amount between the old Actavis and new Teva Actavis I might be able to get my my doctor to increase the dose to stop the withdrawals. I need an assayer who would do this service for me or any one as an individual (all of them only serve companies). Can any one please help me find an assayer soon!!! I'm not ready to die as my sister did from government induced withdrawals.
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