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I'm seeking insights and reviews on Teva Lorazepam and its comparison with Leading Pharma's version. There's a notable divide in user experiences. Some report Leading Pharma Lorazepam as being less effective or having no effect, possibly due to variations in the active ingredient, leading to side effects or adverse reactions in certain cases. While there are those who recommend Teva Lorazepam for its efficacy, others find Leading Pharma's version more suitable. Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to try Teva Lorazepam since it's not available in my area – no local pharmacies dispense it. My experience with other brands, post the discontinuation of Qualitest, hasn't been successful in finding a comparable alternative. I'm particularly intere...

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Why would doctors stop writting a prescription of Lorazepam, which has worked for over 20 years for a patient who has panic disorder, because the patient is now too old at 70? Any input is appreciated. ## Hello Yusho, This NIH Article briefly explains why your doctors are choosing to stop your prescription. In a nut shell the medication works fine but studies have shown that older patients are more likely to experience adverse side effects. Some of these side effects can be life threatening which is why the NIH and FDA strongly suggest ceasing prescribing the medication as the patient ages. I hope this helps. Please reply if you have any further questions or have additional information to add. ## i was just discussing this topic with my doctor. I believe that the ``newer generation'...

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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 t...

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Has anyone taken this generic brand of Lorazepam made by Aurobindo pharm? How does it work compared to other brands? ## I refuse all meds made by Aurobindo. I say I am allergic. Idk what they put in the fake adderall they sell but it makes me feel awful so I will go without before I will accept them. ## Following. The only brands I ever tried were leading and watson. Would love to see what other brands are out there ## Idk about the benzos - Mallinckrodt adderall is really weak, but at least it doesn't give me slamming headaches and nausea. I have to take twice as much though. And I am a lightweight. I used to like Watson meds but I never see them anymore. ## I also refuse all drugs manufactured by Aurobindo. ## I usually find them at CVS and Rite Aid. Anywhere else I should avoid? ...

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Been on Sandoz mfr. lorazepam for 10 years; no problems; no need to increase dose. Sandoz stopped mfr. Now, can only get these generic's & Actavis. Having lots of troubles getting results; either nothing or zonked. Anyone else w/any experience which mfr. is closer to Sandoz (since FDA approves up to 2% differences in generics). Thank you. ## Hello! I have been getting 90 days supplies of Lorazepam 1MG from SANDOZ....my new Rx just came and it's from ACTAVIS.....it does not work or relieve any anxiety at all....I might as well take a placebo...it does not work at all....I took 2 pills...nothing and then 1hour later took 2 more....before with the other brand...I would probably be asleep....but,nothing with this new brand.....I do not know what to do about this....... ## I have...

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Hi. I found this sky blue pill split in half with GP on one half and 19 on the other half. It's oval shaped but kind of rectangle shaped with rounded edges. It's a very small pill? PLEASE, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT IS ASAP. THANKS. ## Yes, I found one too. Sounds like the same pill. I need to know what it is. ## Did you find out what it was? I've found one today. It sounds identical. ## It's a 1mg lorazepam from genus pharmaceuticals. ## Hi, I've been on genus pharmaceutical's 1 mg Lorazepam for nearly two years now. I don't drink, smoke or anything and am a pretty much a single mother with an incredibly hectic home life. My two children are 8 & 10, nearly 9 & 11. My son can be very challenging and our life can be difficult, for what I'm seeking help...

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I been taking lorazepam 1 mg white small round, soft and sweet tasting. I think these are meant to be taken sublingualy. I just got some that were crushed up but they were bitter. Anyone heard of bitter tasting lorazepam? White in color and not soft? ## Hi jessie, After seeing a number of comments from other users, I think the taste largely depends on which manufacturer you get. Most of the reviews I've come across state that they also had a extremely bitter or chalky taste in their mouth after having certain brands. While others have somewhat of a sweet taste. Perhaps one or more of the inactive ingredients that make up the tablet's composition, could be more prominent in a particular batch. That's just one theory anyway. Do you know which company it is who makes the bitter...

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My pharmacy told me that they can't buy mylan any more and they do not know if it is discontinued or not. Since Qualitest lorazepam was discontinued, Mylan is the only lorazepam that works (less effective than Qualitest) but works with less side effects than others (Watson, leading pharma, actavis: don't work causing serious side effects). Any alternatives, or another generic lorazepam that works ok? Lorazepam is the only sedative that works for me for anxiety and stiffness due to side effects of levothyroxine. Other medicine such as clonazepam, alprazolam (xanax), cymbalta, zoloft, lexapro, etc do not work. ## I don't know about lorazepam being discontinued but I was told by two representatives the they are discontinuing clonazepam and I'm devastated. Mylan is the only ...

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Help!!!! I've loved the Watson brand of Lorazepam. I just take a small amount and it eases my anxiety. HOWEVER, Actavis bought Watson and (trust me) the product is no longer effective. OMG. So frustrating. Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes a Lorazepam comparable to Watson's? ## My lorazepam have Watson 541 stamped on them. ## I am curious as well, it seems like generic medications no longer hold standards. I have had a hard time finding a good generic Adderall IR. I’ve called every local pharmacy and even requested to order “what most people’s advice will be” and I can’t find one to do that for me. But if I could help any whatsoever I’d google independent pharmacy’s locally and call and simply tell them your new generic isn...

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What are the inactive ingredients of Qualitest lorazepam or Leading Pharma lorazepam? Does anybody know? It seems that its formula might have been changed because I feel 1mg is less effect than before or does not work. I used to take Ativan 1mg before abroad and one month from Kaiser in the U.S. but they gave me refill as generic lorazepam (Qualitest). I felt 50-60% effectiveness compared to Ativan(brand lorazepam). I can't take Watson lorazepam as it does not work for me causing side effects (rapid heart beats, sweating, anxiety, dehydration). Qualitest has less side effect (less dehydrated than Ativan) I did not have physical dependence on Ativan for long time and quit too. But this generic lorazepam is getting less effective over a few months. Also my pharmacy had changed Qualite...

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ok my husband is currently prescribed lorazepam 1mg. Went to pick up his refill and it said manufacturer changed, the pill is round whit scored on one side and the other side is U-S then it has a 1 under it... has anybody seen these? is it what its supposed to be? who is the manufacturer since pharmacy wont tell me... and how effective are they? ## The Manufacturer was Upsher-Smith Laboratories, and this tablet did contain 1mg of Lorazepam. NDC: 00832-0911, it has now been discontinued. The FDA warns that Lorazepam carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, and mood changes. Ref: Lorazepam Information Is there anything I can help with?

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I have been taking Loraz 2mg, manufactured in India. They are a white pill with a score, and come in a blister pack with a tan color. Has anyone else tried these? ## So did they help? Mine are small and round with no writing on them, and they are tan. ## Has anyone tried the Lorazepam 3mg tablets from the Indian company Brilliant Pharmaceuticals? They come in little strips of 10 tablets, are round with nothing on one side and a scoreline on the other. They are an off-white color and taste bitter (not as bitter as Zopiclone or Alprazolam), as opposed to the usual sweet taste I would usually expect. They are not advertised as sublingual, but dissolve perfectly under the tongue. I haven’t sent any off to Wedinos as I have tried them a few times, as have others. I have searched the ne...

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I think most people who take lorazepam are familiar with side effects like any other script, however we also know what works and what doesn't. And I for one am tired of hearing the same explanation that you build up a tolerance. I only have encountered that problem when different mfg merge or deviated from what the formula calls for. ## Agreed. Been on Lorazepam long term and have never seen more mfgr chances in the last 6-8 months, between Actavis/Teva, Leading & Aurobindo, just as my body adjusts, there’s a change. My dosage has always stayed the same. ## Hello, Margaret, and Leebs! How are you both doing? If you are referring to posts on a site such as this, where side effect references are regularly posted for medications, as well as warnings about long-term use, such ...

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I've been taking Watson Pharmaceuticals Lorazepam and it worked great. Apparently, Actavis just took over Watson, and Watson no longer exists. I'm looking for another bran of Lorazepam that has the same Active & Inactive ingredients as the Watson brand, however, I can't locate the info on line and my pharmacy won't help me. Does anyone know what other manufacturer carries Lorazepam that is exactly the same as the Watson brand. Actavis and Sandoz manufacturer's Lorazepam does not work. ## Well, you're pharmacy won't help, because if the active ingredient is the same, they are considered the same. The inactive ingredients are called such for a reason, they don't affect the drug. How long have you been taking your current dose? It is possible that you...

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I was originally taking .5 mg of lorazepam (manufactured by Mylan) sublingually twice a day with great results. My latest prescription is manufactured by Sandoz & comes in a smaller size pill. It seems to be less effective than the one made by Mylan. Where can I find a comparison of the actual amounts of lorazepam used by different manufacturers? I understand Activas/Watson also puts one out as well. I read that companies can stay within 20% + or - of the original & still be considered as an acceptable.generic. How is that possible since the amount of active ingredient would vary? ## What you're talking about is the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984. Ref: Hatch-Waxman Letters Basically, in an effort to bring generics to market faster to help underinsured, or non-insured consumers, so...

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Most pharmacies sell watson or actavis lorazepam in my area (LA), but I had serious side effects with no calming effect from watson so I returned to Rite Aid after taking one tablet. I heard that watson was taken over by actavis and they are manufactured at the same factory and same medicine. I used to take qualitest and that worked great but was discontinued. I also tried Mylan which was ok but they are discontinuing as they said they don't have inventory and don't know when the last batch is released. Leading pharma does not work for me, causing serious side effects. I visited or called about 30 pharmacies in my area but they only deal with leading pharma, watson and actavis. So I have no option but to try actavis, but if it's the same as watson, I think I can't take i...

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I have been taking lorazepam 2mg at night for sleep for 5 years. They recently gave me AZI pm - 2 mg lorazepam. It's a round pill in blister package sunny yellow color. Has anyone tried those before? I am use to the small round 1mg tablets. Please help!* ## According to the information you've provided the only difference is the dosage. Have you tried taking them? The FDA warns that Lorazepam carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, and mood changes. Ref: Lorazepam Information

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Hi. I was first given lorazepam in the blue form, 1mg for my anxiety n panick attacks. I use them sparingly and half used to be enough. Last week I got some lorazepam but they were round and white also 1mg. I don't know if its just me but are they somehow different ## How are you doing, now? Has there been any change in how they work for you? The FDA warns that Lorazepam carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, and mood changes. Ref: Lorazepam Are there any markings on the tablets?

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Can Lorazepam and Trazodone be taken together? ## Have they both been prescribed for you? They are sometimes prescribed together, but you should be aware that the FDA warns of a possible increase of the side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, sedation, drowsiness, and mood changes. Please watch for any severe issues, such as severe drowsiness, lowered rate of breathing, and extreme dizziness. If you experience any of these severe symptoms, or others, please seek immediate medical attention. Ref: Lorazepam and Trazodone information. Is there anything else I can help with?

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I was taking Watson for sometime. It did the trick with my anxiety. When I went for a refill they gave me Excell. It does not do it for me, only zonks me. The pharmaceutical companies buying and selling other pharmaceuticals the druggist can't keep up with them. I telephoned some local pharmacies also mom and pop pharmacies. You guessed, Excell. ## Unfortunately, the generic any pharmacy has in stock can change regularly, depending on what company is offering the cheapest price through their distributor when it is time to restock their supply. Next month, everyone might have the medication available from another completely different company. The FDA warns that Lorazepam carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritabi...

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