Leading Pharma Lorazepam Reviews


I am really confused about everyone's posts concerning the leading brand Lorazepam. I have been taking the generic form of Lorazepam 2mg for 25 years. I've used every kind, from Watson to the current leading one. It appears that the sugary taste is the primary issue for everyone here.

The amount of negative reviews about this company is absurd. They are no different than any other generic Lorazepam; they work the same. The only difference in this pill is the inactive ingredient, which contains potassium, and that's why the pill tastes like sugar.

However, my point is, if you are a long-term user of benzos, you would have all ended up withdrawing and possibly seizing if the pill really didn't contain the main ingredient. The ER doctor would have been the first to report this pharmacy if your illness had anything to do with it. A negative review does nothing to persuade a discontinued manufacturer to bring back the generic form that any of us got comfortable with.

A Lorazepam is a Lorazepam, and the Leading Pharma Lorazepam is the same as any Lorazepam. It functions just like the rest.

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That’s false. They are not all the same. Been on lorazepam for 21 years. Mylan, leading, maybe Teva. The rest garbage

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You must work for the manufacturer. The Generic equivalent is not an equivalent. The active ingredient is allowed to have 15-20% less. If 20% of your paycheck was taken away would you be ok with that? People just want something that works.

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Actavis, Watson are all GARBAGE!! I been on Benzos long term for 22 years. I have tried all generic lorazepams. They do not all work the same not in the least! Leading is the best one out since the loss of Mylan ( which was amazing by the way)

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Re: Will (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Generic drugs are copies of brand-name drugs that have exactly the same dosage, intended use, effects, side effects, route of administration, risks, safety, and strength as the original drug. In other words, their pharmacological effects are exactly the same as those of their brand-name counterparts.

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you are 100% correct, i work at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in northern minnesota, generics have to be manufactured with the same ingredients as the brand name for a company to start manufacturing it, the fda will not give you approval for your generic, if it does not match the brand name

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Re: william (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

So there's no truth in the myths that generic drugs are manufactured in poorer-quality facilities or are inferior in quality to brand-name drugs. The FDA applies the same standards for all drug manufacturing facilities, and many companies manufacture both brand-name and generic drugs. In fact, the FDA estimates that 50% of generic drug production is by brand-name companies.

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Re: william (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

The FDA? REALLY? you think they care that much. It’s 80-120% match to brand name Ativan. Take it from someone who used this medication for 20+ years. I had my wife give me my pills in the morning and choose the leading brand or the left over Watson. Every day I say I feel like it’s not working it was always the Watson brand. So no placebo effect at all. I tried this for 3 weeks straight.

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Re: Abomb (# 7) Expand Referenced Message

You have absolutely no idea what your talking about with your “80%-120%” BS, I have worked in manufacturing with the product development team for years and am now in quality control, I know what the requirements are, and what hoops need to be jumped through to be able to produce a generic drug, the generics aren’t working because your telling yourself they aren’t/ won’t work.

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I’ve been on 1 mg lorazepam about 10 years. I recently switched pharmacies and was given Leading/Major Pharma brand. They DO NOT work. I’ve had Watson in the past and never had a problem. Leading Pharma is GARBAGE and now I’m left with a benzo that I have to take double for any kind of effect. Do not buy this crap.

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Re: Bjn (# 9) Expand Referenced Message

So I guess it’s the individual response to these generics. Give me your leading pharma and I’ll give you my Watson’s :) Mylan was still and will always be the best

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Glad that all those generics have worked for you for 25 years. So many of us find certain generics ineffective. Only Watson has been effective for me, I don’t even have a second choice and can only find one pharmacy that carries Watson.

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Re: william (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

Sorry william but have been on lorazapam for 25 years, they are not anywhere the same, Sandoz is out of the lorazapam business because they are watered down with fillers so that their product was as useless as a water pill. Watson was purchased by teva, they now have a watered down version by way of fillers compared to the original watson brand.

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Re: william (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

Can you explain why if they are all the same generic that I could take 4mg of Mylar generic and feel relaxed and carry on with my day but with Watson and Activis I can’t? I already did a blind placebo test for 3 weeks. As you can read in my previous post. When will Mylan come back!!! Why did they discontinue making lorazepam? Why?

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Re: william (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

Sorry but just getting approval means nothing. The fda doesn't go back after the approval to make sure its still making it the same way it did when it got approval. Sandoz thought they could put out garbage after buying lorazepam from actavis over 8 years ago. The pills were nothing but sugar pills. They were so sure the public would buy any garbage they put out but people quit buying their garbage. I am happy to say that this year sandoz went out of the lorazepam business, unable to fool the public any more, they no longer manufacture lorazepam.

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I don’t believe that it works as well. I have been taking lorazepam for 6 years and can tell the difference.

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I have been on some form of generic Lorazepam for about 10 years. I really didn't notice the manufacturer until 2 months ago when I picked up my pills and they were like 2-3 times the thickness of the regular pills I was used to. Then I noticed that 1 - 2mg pill wasn't helping me sleep, then I took 2 - 2mg to sleep and that didn't help either (the pills were from Leading Pharma). I suffered through a few weeks until I could reorder (I get 60 a month) and when I refilled it it was the same one again. I called the pharmacy right away and they were able to order the old one and switched the pills out to (Actavis/Teva). This month the pharmacist is telling me they can no longer order the Actavis/Teva one anymore. I don't know what I am going to do - I am having anxiety over my anxiety medication - how ironic. I am calling my doctor to see what they suggest. I thought it was just me but I am thankful I found this post and read all of your comments. Thank you.

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I don't think there are any choices left. I was getting the Activis/Watson at Rite Aid, then it got switched to Leading. I asked if they could get the Activis/Watson instead and they said no. I called CVS and only Leading. Walgreens wouldn't tell me what generic they had without sending in my prescription. But since it is a controlled substance if you can' transfer it. Other pharmacies were like that too, unable to tell me what brand they carried without me sending the script in. They make it so hard. I need this for panic and anxiety, not recreation. Has anyone been able to get any other brand other than Leading in the last month?

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Re: Briards (# 11) Expand Referenced Message

What pharmacy carries it?

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Ehh can’t agree. I’ve been using for 23 years. I have been on every generic. Mylan was by far the best ever. Second is leading. The rest are garbage

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Re: A1 (# 19) Expand Referenced Message

Hi just wondering is the lorazepam 1 mg by leading have the the number 905/EP on front and then 1 on back? My pharmacist at Walmart told me they can't get Watson anymore.I agree Mylan was best.Why are all these companies stopping making the lorazepam.Never took this one before hope it is ok.

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Re: Abomb (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

I agree, the generics are not the same as they were a few years ago. I have been switched back to Leading from Aurobindo, then Teva. After a few days of adjustment, the Leading are working ok for me.

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Re: BMn (# 32) Expand Referenced Message

I definitely do not believe you worked as a pharmacist. Because if you did you would have been inundated with people, mostly anxiety sufferers saying the new generic doesn't work. They see it is generic and automatically think it won't work. The mind is powerful. If that was the case there would be millions of people having seizures and ending up at the hospital.

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Yesterday my pharmacy told me they are able to order Teva 2mg lorazepam so I switched generics (they’ve only had Leading for a year). I used to take Teva generic before Leading and only needed half the amount.

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Re: DM (# 102) Expand Referenced Message

Wastson lorazepam (the original) hasn't been available since 2013/14......when Actavis bought them out they also bought the molds thus until Teva took over Actavis Lorazepam production, the old Watson molds were used so it still said "Watson" on them but if you compared it to the pre-2013 Watson, the letters were more blurry. I found the Actavis Watson to be less effective.....that's when I consulted an old pharmacist friend who gave me the info. I did find the original Teva lorazepam very good when I first started it..it was made in Israel......but that too changed...I then found out they were outsourcing exports to be made in the Czech Republic. (Sigh).

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Re: Cleverwabbit (# 17) Expand Referenced Message

Watson, Actavis no longer manufactured

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Re: Briards (# 11) Expand Referenced Message

Watson is no longer available. They were far superior in their genetics of Valium, hydracodone, a nd lorazapam. My 87 years mom who tuck Watson Valium every once in awhile. Had taken her usual dose one night and she said she was not getting any effect from them. So I looked at her prescription and it was a different generic. So if my elderly mother did not feel a thing. I know there is a difference

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Re: Briards (# 100) Expand Referenced Message

'Effective" is subject to the patient.....Leading does nothing for some but is excellent for others. The active ingredient is there is all the brands I've tried...it's the fillers and % of fillers that seem to govern whether a brand is effective or not for each individual. I found the original Watson to be more effective than Wyeths original Ativan but that is just how my body responded. Don't accept anyones advice here (negative or positive) until you have tried the brand yourself.

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Re: Joe (# 99) Expand Referenced Message

Since you understand the “night and day” of manufacturers products could you please share who makes an effective Lorazepam? Thank you.

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Sorry your not speaking for all benzo
Patients. Been on lorazepam 31 years and the difference between lorazepam makers is night and day. Tried leading once and they found their way into my garbage can. Just where they belong.
Just because they work for you doest mean they work for all

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No way, I took one today from Leading Pharma and am having some serious issues. Never have I felt like this on any other lorazepam. Never again!!!!! Total garbage

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