What is your opinion on these two generic brands? Which one do you think works better?
Teva vs Actavis clonazepam - which one is better?
Question posted by Anonymous on 25 May 2018
Last updated on 8 February 2021 by bigerjim
They don't make actavis any more it's gone I checked today also Teva changed the inactive ingredients they added provodone, it's plastic ! same thing I use for plumbing pipes I'm screwed now I'll have to wean myself off the Teva
Been taking the pink Activis clonazepam since March 2019.
The VA refilled my Rx like normal except this time they sent yellow Tevas. It's been 4 days now and I swear these aren't working the same as the Activis brand. Like not as strong, anxiety is returning.
(Basically the opposite of what everyone else's saying LOL)
Anyway, called the Dr and she said our bodies get used to one brand and when we switch to another brand it takes our brain a week or so to rewire itself to the new filler compounds used by the different manufacturers. Other than that the medications are exactly the same.
Hope this helps. Take care!
I have been on the Actavis clonazepam for awhile now and pharmacy just switched to the Teva brand yellow pills. I have to say they are not agreeing with me at all. Sweating, nervousness and almost lethargic. I know these work magnificently for some people, but the Activas worked extremely well for me. I wish they would just make both formulas and leave well enough alone!!!
I switched from the .5 Actavis to the .5 Teva and I can say the anxiolytic effect for the teva is much better. Actavis is owned by Teva and they have a plant in NJ they will no longer be producing clonazepam.
Hi.. I am a long term ( over 20 years +) on clonazepam patient. I was on Sandoz Brand 4 mg daily . It worked GREAT. In 2017 my Doc said I needed to start cutting back on the dose . My pharmacy than was dispensing Sandoz & eventually stopped that brand which was great for anxiety & tics, & than pharm in 2017, CHANGED to TEVA... So I was changed from 1mg to .5m as i had to start lowering by .25 mg daily by cutting the 5mg in half to reach a .25 mg. Difficult to lower dosage but got down to 3.5 mg over 2 years on Teva . In 2018 drug brand was changed to Accord as Teva was no longer making Clonazepam. I did not like Accord so went outside my insurance & changed to Actavis as only choices available in my area were Actavis or Accord in 2018. So I chose to try Actavis thru today Dec 2019. I am still on 3.5 mg daily.
Now my understanding is Actavis is gone & Teva took over.. normally Teva would be great BUT I hear it is a new Teva formula... The ORIGINAL TEVA was my fav.. Actavis seemed to work ok after i got use to it. But if it's the old Teva I would vote for Teva & these are scored ... i understand the new Teva pills are not, so i don't know at this time but i do need scored ones so these new Teva would not cut without being scored & also means they changed the pills.. I Would RATHER STAY ON ACTAVIS UNLESS they are the original TEVA... i hope this helps.
I do know that many patients have different reasons for these meds & certain pills can work differently on each of our bodies & conditions... Also i found out that doctors do not know different generic manufactures formulae CAN be different & affect patients reactions to these other generic brands.
So my answer for me is ORIGINAL TEVA YES, NEW TEVA , NO. rather stay on Actavis. I hope this is understandable. Thx
I had no idea there were so many different generic brand names until I found this forum. I just looked at my most recent bottle & my empty bottle from Aug. They both say Actavis-Teva on them. I picked up my husband's new script this week and his just says Teva- USA. Mine are yellow, his are green and not scored. We both are on 1 mg. But, he takes 1 mg just at bedtime for sleep. I take 1 mg 4 times per day as needed. I'm not sure if I hit a tolerance ( I generally stick to 3 or 3.5 mgs) but I've noticed a major increase in anxiety this past year and I've been on the yellow for about a yr. I also get body aches a lot, they feel like the flu. I will write again after I get my new script filled, I'm sure it will be the Teva- USA since we both get our medication from CVS.
Teva is DEFINITELY better!!! I’ve just switched from Teva to Actavis (1mg 2x daily) and been stable with bipolar for over 20 years. After 15 days I started having flu-like symptoms. Fuzzy head, ringing in my ears, tiredness, racing thoughts and headaches. I even checked for a fever. Then one night while taking my meds I realized that ONE THING HAD CHANGED! My Teva clonazepam! And I was withdrawing from the Actavis probably. Since I went straight from Teva to Actavis and 15 days had passed, I was sure. Contacted Teva and learned that during the buy-out of clonazepam from Actavis that something must be wrong. Calls were coming in daily. Same symptoms. Please note that Teva IS MAKING CLONAZEPAM AGAIN!! 9/4/19. I had to go an hour away to get it tho. They have just begun distributing again so it will be a while till it’s back on the market all over. Please fight your doctor on this. Get your psych to write TEVA brand only for clonazepam.
I’m now going through withdrawals but just starting to come back “up”. Worst of all, my son and only child’s wedding is in 2 weeks and if I didn’t catch this I could have been full blown anything including psychotic during the most important day of his life and we all know how destructive that can be. In my opinion Teva has taken the proper steps to make sure the med is properly manufactured but ACTAVIS could care less.
I was taking Teva clonazepam .05 for years and I got the Actavis brand and the pharmacist didn’t tell me it was different. Since February I have not been able to sleep and have had a brake down. I called Actavis and they said the formulas are the same. I finally read all the reviews and realized I am not crazy they are different. I called TEVA this week and they informed me that they brought back the old formula because of so many people were having the same reactions. How can they change the formula and not tell people. I am so mad that the pharmacist did tell me that they were different. I am doing to get the teva ones today and I pray they work.
Just had my script filled last Friday and was dumbfounded when I looked at the manufacturer and actual pill to see that its the old 1mg Teva's. I had been getting the Activis/Teva version which worked fine. But now they are back to Teva green's. They dont seem to work like they use to though.
I just got my Rx filled and it looks like the old Teva formulation.
CVS carries it and it’s listed on TEVAs website.
The Teva website for Teva generics is showing the half milligram original formula pill. I'm hoping that the 1mg and tuna will be out soon. I need the Teva 2 mg. Their rep said 1 mg half mg are out to distributors. you have to have your pharmacist call the distributor to make sure. Make sure you have the right NDC number if you want the half milligram mg Teva original pills the website is showing them available. We still need to get the other strengths out to Distributors for us patients. Please call 1 888-838-2872 option 3 then 5. Kindly request they bring back all forms of their original medicine.
Teva for sure
Mylan was my go to... Teva did nothing for me but Actavis is doing the work. As another said, Mylan was by far the best but Actavis is superior to Teva.
Teva Green was very good and worked effectively for years. Then all the generics of clonazepam- blue pills, I swear I thought I had a placebo. Gave it a try for some months with complaints to pharmacy three times+. They finally said they would only get blue ones and I said I was not going to sleep some nights in a row at time and could they please order the green? No can do. Nowhere has them. I saw my Dr and asked for brand name only (not in my formulary) So PA was needed. Sent, very belatedly. Between Insurance -Dr- Pharmacy, no consistency with only 0.5 name brand written. I take 2x 1 mg daily! So no medicine now and a new script won’t be sent in until Monday- MAYBE. And a new Prior Auth form needed with new waiting period which does not guarantee approval.
Very frustrating but that is how bad the blue generic is for me by comparison.
I know it is bad to go without, especially with cardiac issues but what other option is there? I cannot afford to buy brand name!
Also, the pharmacy did have 1 week supply in interim, left over green Teva and it WORKED.
None left now anywhere.
I have a question.. Hoping someone can give me some advice.. I have been taking Clonazepam 1 mg.. Mylan.. Now Mylan is no longer making them.. I have been reading up to see if there is a difference between pills made by different manufactures.. Because I hate trying new pills.. Anyways I'm hoping someone can tell me what manufacturer/band I should try now? I plan on calling my doctor Tuesday but would like some input on it. Thanks
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