Yes it's true. I went to my Pharmacy today and they said Teva is done - they bought out Actavis. My Pharmacy only has 230 pills left of theTeva brand. I have been on TeVa for 5 years now and I'm scared to go to another brand I have tried mylan which was the worst ever are there any other good brands out there that are like Teva or should I just try to get on the brand name but that is going to be very expensive should I just try getting on Xanax or what I am very scared right now thank you for your input
I got on the name brand, it's $35 a month with my ins. It makes me so mad when the pharmacists look at you like you're crazy because you tell them the generic doesn't work. Even my psychiatrist the other day when I asked about name brand Lexapro, "well, the generic is the same". Well, it's not working! Lol. When are they going to admit that maybe, just maybe to some of us who are sensitive to meds, they don't work the same!
The old teva brand was better. When you have been taking it for years you can tell the difference. Some people take it for effectively controlling seizures. Now it doesn't control them anymore. This is playing with peoples lives. Teva is using Actavis Brand now. Per call to Teva.
I called Teva a few months back and they sent me the list of ingredients for their Teva brand and the new activis brand clonazepam pills. The only difference is povidone (iron) is not in the activis brand and the coloring agent is pink instead of yellow in the activis brand. I've been taking only the activis brand for about a month and although they say they are the same active ingredients, I do have panic sneak up on me some days but it could be because I haven't increased my dose in years. I tried taking an extra 1/4 of a pill but it was too much for me. I have taken 1/8 extra and find that it works for me when dissolved under my tongue.
I thought I was going crazy when they replaced my Klonopin brand Teva and replaced it with a company called solco. Even before reading this article I've had severe panic attacks that I haven't had in the past using Teva. I don't pay much attention to the hype surrounding generic medications, but whatever they're doing, under any name, is Criminal period! I'm having a really hard time. Now I have to contact my pharmacist and my Dr., because I really did think it was in my head! Whatever this company Solco is, they don't work. I am now a believer after taking Teva for years and Klonopin since 1983. The purity of the medication is insufficient and the main ingredient in this new wave of generics is much, much lower. Thanks
Been having the same problems. Teva worked great, actavis was awful, I had taken solco before and I was ok, so I switched back to that but it suddenly isn't working! Teva wafers gave me an allergic reaction.
Currently on mane brand which is crazy expensive... still doesn't work like teva.
Called a d complained telling them teva was only one that worked and I'm suffering and they were just like "were sorry maam we will tell our safety department about your issues"
I started taking Klonopin in 1997, taking it occasionally for anxiety. When I developed serious problems with sleep my doctor prescribed Ambien. However, after a couple of years I started to sleepwalk in the middle of the night. I immediately called my doctor and he switched me to clonazepam for sleep. I was taking the Teva brand and also recently got an a refill of Actavis which didn't work as well. I needed to take two .50 mg. Today when I specified that I wanted the Teva brand the pharmacy said they only have Actavis. When I pressed she said she could order Teva in 1 mg. I will just cut the pill in half. I have to wait until Monday to pick-up the Teva. I hope it is Teva but if not I will just take a higher dose of the Actavis. It is not as good but what can we do? The company Actavis was bought-out by Teva and I guess they make more money mfg. the Actavis formula.
Per call to TEVA cust service on 4/1/19 they are strongly considering bringing back OLD FORMULA TEVA CLONAZEPAM
We ALL need to CALL TEVA customer service at 888-838-2872 (option #3 then option #5) for customer service to tell them Actavis does not work and to bring the old TEVA formula back ASAP
Several patients have said it’s messing with their lives
I emailed Teva and complained. They emailed me back and said they are returning to market mid to late summer. I hope they're not just stringing us along.
I take the ODT form, and I remember when Walgreens bought out my Rite Aid, they switched me to Par's ODT, so I requested the TEVA back. One day I decided to try Par to see if there's any benefit over TEVA/Barr's formula, and it did give me a different feel, my mind felt more clouded/short term memory got messed up during its action, felt a little more depersonalized, and it just didn't feel as natural or smooth while in my system compared to TEVA's, I also thought I got nauseous on it every time. Barr's formula that TEVA purchased just feels more natural, like it's putting me back into a balance to where I can be a semi-functional human being and feel less threatened by panic attack triggers. Par's kicked in faster, and maybe helped a little better with general anxiety and stress but wasn't as good for just feeling well. Different generics are like taking completely different medications.
So now that we know this, every time someone says a medication didn't work for them, I would suggest them to ask for a different generic before completely switching medications, and look at the fillers.
According to Dailymed, for TEVA's ODT: "Each orally disintegrating tablet also contains the following inactive ingredients: aspartame powder, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate, strawberry flavor and xylitol."
According to Dailymed, for Par's ODT: "Each orally disintegrating tablet contains aspartame, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, mannitol, silicon dioxide, sorbitol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and talc."
I noticed that regular clonazepam tablets are crazy cheaper when comparing prices, so when TEVA brings back the old formula I want to try them since I heard they easily dissolve under the tongue on their own despite not being in ODT form.
But yeah, sucks that they just cut people off like that. Obviously either people don't do well with certain fillers and/or the fillers are greater than the active ingredient, which means the dosages are probably BS. People aren't imagining it, especially when their brands are switched and they start getting withdrawal symptoms and rashes, or stop benefiting from their medication. It's easier for the people who don't have severe panic attacks and sensitivities to look at you like you're crazy, especially the pharmacists, doctors, and the people making the money.
As of August 14 2019 Teva original 1mg formula has been released. The other doses will be released soon. This comes from Teva customer support.
I just spoke to someone on the 6th and they said that the 1 mg has been shipped out to ALL of the distributors/wholesalers. Said it may not be available for the pharmacy to order and dispense yet because there may be some processes that they have to go through before they can make it available. Said that even though it is an old drug that use to be on the market when they discontinued making it and reintroduced it back it is basically considered a new drug even though it's not. It is their previous formula but is looked at as a new drug because it had been off the market.
0.5 mg have been released also it's the same Ndc number also which is weird it's the same score mark and all but the 1 mg are different but same ingredients but 0.5mg are now out from when I called customer service on friday the 6th 00093 0832 05 is the ndc for 0.5mg
TEVA CLONAZEPAM IS BACK !!! Thursday, September 26, 2019 !!! TEVA 833 GREEN !!! OLD FORMULA BUT NO LONGER SCORED !!!
Teva Brand Brand Klonopin are back at CVS. They no longer have the score line. Will update if they still work as well.
So I just dropped from 4mg to 3.5mg of Clonazepam a day as part of my taper plan to get off Klonopin in a year. I was taking two 2mg White Activas/Accord a day depending on the month I got Activas or Accord. I had heard a rumor through the net that TEVA brand Clonazepam had been discontinued, but after dropping to 1mg pills a couple days ago and refilling the script I was surprised to see the pharmacist handed me a bottle of TEVA brand 1mg. They were the TEVA 833 green 1mg pills I hadn't seen in YEARS!!!
So this is where the problem starts. Everywhere I go online to look at the pill identification I see the Green TEVA 833 pill but IT IS SCORED! It's SCORED with an 833 on one side with TEVA written on the other. My pills on the other hand are NOT scored; only TEVA and 833 in the middle of the other side of the pill.
Is this TEVA's attempt at bringing the 833 green 1mgs back? The prescription was filled on the 20th of December, 2019.
I wish I could show a picture. They are the TEVA 833s just no score anywhere on the actual pill.
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