I was taking Teva .5 mg back in 2012 then was switched to Qualitest who’s was kinda weak then to Actavis but now I am going back on Teva due to Actavis being indefinitely discontinued after Teva’s acquisition of Actavis pharmaceuticals. Wondering if anyone currently takes the Teva clonazepam and what do you think of it has it changed. Does it work well and how does it compare to other generics.
Teva Pharmaceuticals still makes the best generic clonazepam on the market in all mg’s. I have been taking clonazepam for over 10 years. I have taken Roche Brand Klonopin, Actavis, Sandoz, qualities, accord, Mylan and ironically, I find Teva clonazepam to be my favorite made clonazepam. Brand Name was a beautifully pressed and worked wonderfully, but Teva lasts longest for me personally with an even release throughout. Actavis was okay, Sandoz is the brand I switch to from time to time when I feel I’m becoming tolerant on Teva, Qualitest is horrible but people love the speed in which it dissolves under the to tongue. Accord is not my favorite at all but their .5mgs I was handed the other day kinda worked. I’d say mylan, accord, and Actavis are my least favorite. Teva & Sandoz, are my favorite for clonazepam. Greenstone & Sandoz for Xanax. Watson/Dan & Teva for Diazepam. Watson for Ativan. Ascend/Mallonkrodt for Temazepam. Greenstone/Sandoz for Xanax XR. I currently take 2mg of Klonopin 3 times a day
You probably know by now that TEVA Clonazepam is being discontinued. I am looking for a replacement that acts a lot like TEVA. Did Actavis work as well as Teva? Thanks.
Teva is by FAR the best generic Klonopin. They are however getting harder to find as many people are figuring this fact out. I would always suggest asking your pharmacist to order them for you ahead of time just to be safe. Nothing worse than getting stuck with meds that do little to nothing. I was recently stuck with Actavis for a month after taking the Teva brand for years. The difference was night and day.
I was on 0.5mg Teva brand for many years and was able to get approval for the name brand (Genentech label; K cut in the middle). I actually had a problem with the name brand though, since it caused bad gastrointestinal pain. I have now switched to the Actavis brand (pink, R33 pill) and it works well except it makes me quite tired in the am. So, I am sticking with Actavis for now. Note, you can get the Actavis brand, but the script needs to say "Actavis brand necessary". If it says "Teva brand necessary", they will not give it to you (the bottles are labeled Actavis).
In my quest to find a generic that works, I was prescribed .5mg/day of 1 generic, and since that didn’t work so well, was prescribed 2 msg/day of a different generic. The pharmacist noted to me ‘your dosage has been increased’.
Both prescriptions still have refills. I have one script for .5 and another for 2 mgs. Can I fill both prescriptions or is that a no-no since I was technically given a dose increase?
The Teva brand is the only one I can take. I take 1 mg 2 to 2 1/2 a day , I never take the whole Amount. Why because they work, I was on some blue ones a couple months ago, was told that Teva was not going to make them anymore. I was sick , I know what works and no other brand does I was taking more then I usually do because I felt like I was not taking anything! So is it actavis that is being phased out please tell me it’s so. I think you will be ok taking the Teva I think it’s the fillers they use in the others that effects me. Teva brand is hard I break them in 1/2 n it’s hard the other brand I was taking seemed to disintegrate in my hands trying to break them. Good luck let me know how they work for you. I am a happy camper I can still get my Teva brand.
Many may not agree, but I find the Accord brand to be OK. Better than Mylan or Qualitest.
Accord is better than, those other brands. Those other brands don’t help me at all. With accord- my anxiety returned. Mylan was the worst! I am just happy it’s discontinued! It was probably the same if, I didn’t take anything- both with my catapres & clonazepam... since, I have been on Actavis this month my panic has calmed again.
Teva brand clonazepam for 8 years(4mg per day) for seizures. Per call to Teva, they bought out Activas and Teva said they are using Activas formula now. So No, Just got Teva brand after they said they quit making it. It was a sugar pill, had a bad reaction. Weird from one month to the next of no problems then bad reaction. The lady at the CVS pharmacy showed me the medication (said TEVA greed pill 833) before I got it. Looked like TEVA but had a bad reaction to it. 1st time that happened in over 8 years. Just because it looks the same doesn't mean it is the same. Had the same reaction to another brand Accord. Somethings up.
Hi, you all, since the 80's I 've been on Teva. Even in prison, which is when I received them. I still get Teva brand. I'm not sure they will disappear. All this talk and I still receive them. I could be wrong, yet hope I am not. You have to treat e everything is not true on the internet. I also heard that any meds using USP after them are high quality. Goggle USP and you will get your information. Best of luck to us all. Love you wildcat! You are very noticeable.
As I've watched it become far less widely available over the last couple years, I feared the day would come when formerly ubiquitous Teva clonazepam was discontinued. Particularly with all the mergers, and drug warehouses now insisting on stocking only what ever's the very cheapest (which normally means manufactured in India or China). And sadly, that day has come even sooner than I expected. I've been taking 1 mg Teva "Klonopin" pills every day for 18 years, and now they've gone away (although today I actually found an independent pharmacy that still has some -- but no doubt not for long... ) I have a BIG stockpile because, while my rx calls for "1/2 mg 3X daily" I rarely take more than 1mg. I used to take it all in the morning, but now I usually take 1/4 to 1/2 of my next day's dose to help get to sleep the night before, and then another 1/4 to 1/2 if I wake after 4-5 hours of sleep and have trouble getting back to sleep.
Which leads to my question addressed to ANYONE WHO HAS USED *ACTAVIS* 1MG CLONAZEPAM, the generic that Teva -- which I once read initially BUILT its business around clonazepam! -- bought and is now sadly supplying in place of its own legendary pill. My question is: How easy or difficult is it to break the Actavis 1mg by hand? As I described above, I make many "Ad Hoc" splits of the Tevas, both along the score and then sometimes into approximate quarters. (I don't care if these are clean and even splits, but I don't want to end up with crushed pills or powder.) From the pics I've seen, the Actavis 1mgs look shiny and hard, unlike the Tevas. Even aside from worry about whether they will work as well as the Tevas, I am concerned about the big inconvenience of having to turn to a pill splitter to break them into halves and/or quarters.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, one other thing -- my research shows that a lot of people like Sandoz clonazepam (which also supplies clonazepam for North Star and I believe 1 or two other "brands." ) They are made in Italy. (The Tevas were made in Israel.) Well just today, I read that Novartis recently announced that they are selling most of Sandoz to Aurobindo, one of those suddenly-all-over-the-place-because-it's-so-cheap-to-suppliers Indian manufacturers. So there goes the Sandoz option, no doubt... Sigh.
I am sad too to find out my preference for TEVA brand generic Klonopin is shared by other people. I didn't like Sandos, Qualitest, and now I have some new Accord brand and my anxiety isn't touched! I was hoping I was just weird in my preference. I used to have my psych prescribe them by TEVA only in the pharmacy and now I read it isn't the same formulation any more... My psych will think this is getting obsessive... But ending anxiety is obsessive isn't it?
TEVA clonazepam (and their gabapentin, as well) ... the very best.
But it WAS the best. Past tense because they no longer make either one.
I called and spoke to Teva customer service yesterday 2-5-19. Customer service said they aren't making clonazepam anymore in any strength. They stopped in 2018. She said they bought and replaced it with Actavas in 2016.
I also called Sandoz and they have stopped making clonazepam too.
I suggest calling Teva and asking them to bring clonazepam back. The lady at Teva basically said every call makes a difference.
Teva Customer Service 1-800-545-8800
I'm really tired of Teva to release the original Formula of their Clonazepam has anyone heard or anything or is there a way to contact a manager of some sort I feel maybe we should protest this is just wrong to do to people that have been taking this for 15 years any news anyone ???
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