Clonazepam Ingredients Solco Brand Vs Actavis


I have been taking TEVA clonazepam .5 for years and it was very effective! Now I hear that TEVA does not make it anymore. I was prescribed it via ACCORD mfg with very poor results... headaches, nervous, and more. I hear that the are also SOLCO and AVTIVIS mfg. I need some input re which one would be better... or any others. I heard that the inactive ingredients have a lot to do with it. I also know ACCORD is made in China and have heard some horror stories about their clonozepam. ANY INPUT GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

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Hi Johnny,

You're spot on about the inactive ingredients having a lot to do with the medication efficacy. In Canada the drug labels actually refer to them as "non-medicinal ingredients" instead of stating "inactive", and I think this is because they do affect the quality of the medication without providing any therapeutic value.

The challenge with determining which manufacturer's brand or generic one should take is that because we all respond differently, the only way to know for certain is to at least try it and give the medication some sort of trial run to allow your body enough time to adjust to any inherent changes within the tablet itself.

Everyone's unique input and personal experiences do matter, but I don't think they necessarily portray how you yourself will react or respond, even to the same medication.

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Re: David (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

My Pharmacy King Soopers told me that they could no longer provide clonazepam by the manufacturer Teva. Instead they gave me Accord Healthcare brand. I did give it a try for a month and a half. I didn't know what was going on with my body but it felt like I was going through withdrawal symptoms. I lost my appetite, I couldn't sleep, I had confusion, my irritability was through the roof. I had no patience for anyone or anything. Four times I got up and it felt like there was an earthquake and the whole room was shaking, of course it wasn't. It was me that was shaking and I was told by the ER position that I was actually having a mild seizure and asked if I had stopped taking my clonazepam. So I transferred the remainder of my prescription to another Pharmacy that did in-fact carry the Teva brand. My symptoms all went away and I feel much better. I don't know about Solco MFG and quite frankly I'm afraid to try anything else after what I went through with the Accord brand.

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Re: Anna (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Correction: I meant to say I was told by the ER physician! Not ER position lol! Sorry about that, I forgot to spell check before posting.

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Anna, I can totally relate. The same thing happened to me on Solco. I would not recommend it! It was horrible! What is happening to our drugs? I'm glad you found what you needed. My brand was disc. for good (Mylan) and I've been thru 4 different brands but none were as bad as Solco! Good luck to you.

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You. Are right Teva was bought out Atiivies.Now they are making gernic.

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You are so right it's horrible,talk to precription company go back on brand name made by Roche

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I tried the activas clonazepam, horrible, Solco is Qualitest, which is not bad. Teva was great. but not available anymore. I take 1 mg pills, and 2 mg pills, this time I got accord 1 mg and 2 mg solco. Hard to tell any difference, but they are different strengths.

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I went through withdrawals on actavis after being on teva forever shuddered a seizure from it yesterday switched to solco in 20 min l8tr became a miracle drug for me that's the one i would go with i take it at night it definitely does it's job lol

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Re: Sam (# 7) Expand Referenced Message

Actavis is the brand from hell i almost seized in the nail salon luckily i had seizure meds with me so i took that and it passed i had just switched from teva to actavis 2 weeks prior it slowly dawned on me i was in withdrawals once i went on solco within 20 min the symptoms went away. I'm so mad at teva for doing this to me and other patients first it was lamotrigine and now clonazepam

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Re: Anna (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Solco is absolute crap having tried almost all generic brands of clonazepam, this brand is by far the worst and least effective, with the DEA law that only allows transfering medications once. This is a huge problem for me. Teva was and Accord is way better than this trash.

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Re: Eric (# 10) Expand Referenced Message

Thanks for the input. Activis has worked for me and I won't take Solco or Accord going forward.

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TEVA is considering bringing back the old clonazepam formula per a call to them on 4/1/19.

ALL CALL 888-838-2872 (option #3 then option #5) for customer service to demand they bring it back asap.

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Re: Klonz (# 12) Expand Referenced Message

Hi how do you know this....bringing back TEVA generic is this a possible or a for sure thing.

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Re: Jen (# 13) Expand Referenced Message

Hi Jen. I received a call from customer service at the number noted below on 4/1/19 that they were going to bring back the old formula clonazepam in 3-4 (I don’t know what that means).

WE ALL need to keep contacting them. The customer service guy told me to email TEVA at:

[email protected] to complain about Actavis, ask for the old formula TEVA back, and ask about a timeframe.

Please post updates. Thank you!

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Re: Jen (# 13) Expand Referenced Message

Keep emailing them ALL!

"Thank you for contacting Teva Pharmaceuticals Customer Service Department. We have recently been notified that we are hoping to have the original Teva Clonazepam available within approximately the next 3 to 4 months, mid to late summer. Since the product has been unavailable for many months, it will need to be reintroduced. The best way to be notified when this product is available is to go to our website. On the main page is a box that says ‘Get Informed’. Putting your email address in this box will notify you any time a new product launches with Teva. That will be the most efficient way for you to be notified when this product becomes available.

I hope this information has been helpful in addressing your concerns. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-545-8800 or email at [email protected] if you have any additional questions.Thank you very much for contacting us and please enjoy the rest of your day.

Best regards,

Customer Service
Tel: 1.800.545.8800 (option 3, then option 5)
[email protected]"

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Re: Klonz (# 15) Expand Referenced Message

Good work....wouldn't that be great.

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I, too, used TEVA brand clonazepam for years and was suddenly switched to Activis with no explanation. I leaned that TEVA had bought Activis Pharmaceuticles, and was no longer producing clonazepam tablets - but distributing the Activis brand instead.

Further researcy showed that, at least for now, TEVA *does* still manufacture 1 mg cloazepam in the orally dissolving tablet. My pharmacist, nor my doctor knew this. I had to find it out myself and tell my doctor. You r doctor has to write the scrip for 'TEVA ODT' (orally dissolving tablets), and you might have to wait for your pharmacy to order them and get them in for you. Like I said, my pharmacist didn't even know about these - she just changed me to the new brand with no warning, bounced me back and forth between Accord and Activs - both utterly useless for me. Different people react differently, but if you have a problem with these, tell your doctor about it, and ask him to write you a new scrip for the TEVA ODT.

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I called TEVA today, 6/19/19, and according to the customer service rep, TEVA is bringing back their clonazepam tablets, probably by the end of this Summer, although she had no exact date. In the meantime, TEVA does still manufacture clonazepam in orally dissolving tablets. My pharmacist nor my doctor knew about this. I only found it out by accident online, but if you are having problems with the other brands tell your doctor about it and ask him to write you anew scrip specifying TEVA ODT (orally dissolving tablets). You might have to wait a bit for your pharmacy to order them for you - as I said, my pharmacist had never even heard of them. Also, your pharmacy may or may not get special orders for you, but my local CVS is very good about it, and I don't even have private insurance - I'm on Medicaid. It's worth trying - especially if you've had success with TEVA, and other brands are not effective for you.

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Re: Connie (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

I am on the Solco brand. It is not showing up in my blood work for epilepsy meds or in my swab/saliva test. My other meds do. What is going on? I feel like I’m in nothing. Though I have been on it for a while and I should not really feel it. Instead I just feel word and anxious and had one small breakthrough seizure.

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Can anyone help me as to what brands are decent? Everyone seems to have a different opinion about Actavis and Accord and Teva. I am on Solco brand 1 mg 3 times a day. I have epilepsy, Meniere's disease and anxiety. The correct one for Meniere's is actually Valium. I did try it. However they could never get the dosage right.

So I went back on clonazepam and only take Valium when I am hospitalized with a bad or acute episode. And it was fine for a while. But now it’s not showing up in my lab work. It showing up as an insufficient amount to test positive for. WTH. I take it three times a day and I never miss a dose. Because if I miss a dose it’s possible that I could have a breakthrough seizure and with every seizure I have, I can get injured during seizures and my worst two seizures ever I went into cardiac arrest.

So I need to have this medication in my system. But my doctor thinks I’m not taking it because it’s not showing up in my lab work. Whether it be a saliva swab or blood draw.

I just don’t understand how this is possible. That must be absolutely very little active medication in the solco brand.

I’m worried that my doctor will take me off of it thinking I’m not taking it and possibly selling it on the street. Which is always a concern when you’re taking these medications and they don’t show up in your blood work. They think you’re selling them. I wouldn’t sell them because my life depends on it. I have been through almost every seizure medication. The only thing that works is having clonazepam adjunct medication. Plus the anxiety is absolutely terrible. It also keeps down the vertigo episodes to a dull roar.

However, they are not working anymore. I felt like this for the last six months and have one small seizure late spring. I’m really scared that I may have a big one.

This happened to me once before with a previous doctor, the brand wasn’t strong enough and it was not showing up in lab work. So they took me off of the medication. This was about 7 years ago. And within five months of being off of it, sure enough I had a grand mal seizure with cardiac arrest. But everyone on these threads has different suggestions. The only suggestion that I saw that look like a possibility was for the dissolvable. Because they have to be dispense as written. My question is will the dissolvable last as long in my system or are they going to have to start filling with the dosage again? This is just really mind-boggling that a drug could have no active medication in it or so little active medication that it doesn’t show up on labs. I have taken it daily for past 7 years. And then before that I took it for three years. The dosage has never really changed. It’s been tweaked a couple times but nothing major. But it’s always been between 2 to 3 mg per day.

But I am very concerned. I have my appointment coming up with my doctor September 14th. I don’t know what to do or what to ask him or how to find out which store carries which brand. In New York State, you cannot call out the pharmacy and ask them what brand of a controlled substance they carry. They are not allowed to answer that question. I can visit individual pharmacies and show them the script I have an ask them what they carry. But they have to see that I actively have a script before they will give out information on controlled medications that they keep in stock. I’m sure this is a safety precaution and prevents Pharmacy theft. And people from Pharmacy shopping. But I just don’t know what to do. I really need some advice and I am begging for some help. Should I just go back on the Valium. But that never really helped with my anxiety. They could never get the dose just right. I don’t know what to do and I don’t know what brand. I think my family owned pharmacy that I go to said they are carrying something new now and it is the accord brand . HELP. Need advice

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Re: Eric (# 10) Expand Referenced Message

Yo estoy pasando por lo mismo llevaba 30 años usando CLONOCEPAN ÁCCORD HEA y me las cambiaron por TEVA y SOLCO y no soy el mismo ya no quiero trabajar no puedo dormir mi vida a cambiado ya ME SIENTO MAL NO ME AYUDAN ESTA BASURAS QUE ME ESTAN DANDO CADA VEZ 3ESTOY PEOR SIN ANIMO MI MENTE BLOQUEADA Y NO SE QUE HACER ??

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Re: suzysurf (# 20) Expand Referenced Message

I don't believe there is any active ingredient in the solco brand either. I only took this new manufacturer pill for one night but I felt extremely drugged-up very different from how I feel when I'm on the Accord manufacturer Klonopin. Solco is based in China and I just don't trust that the s*** is real

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Re: Melissa (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

I completing agree with you. solco took me by surprise how strong it was compared to all others!

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I don't understand what everyone is talking about. I've been in clonazepam for well over a decade. yes even when the Norman teva were out back in the day they weren't the best, qualitest was. I couldn't find qualitest anymore one month and found they were remaking the old teva. I took it for several months and it was meh... ok. this month however I went to get my tevas and opened my bottle to find blue pills that looked like the qualitest. I called and found out that solco bought out qualitest and kept their logo but not the formula. I found it was solco, one I never heard of. I gotta tell you guys, it blew me away! comparable to Roche if you ask me. especially sublingual it's amazing. so don't just let other people's comments effect how your pills are going to treat you. these comments can have a placebo line effect. the solco are way better than actavis-teva, mylan, accord, and any others out there. I will get solco over actavis-teva again.

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Re: Connie (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

I also was prescribed brand solco at 0.5 and they do not work at all. Recently took xanax for 38 years now new doctor didn't want to prescribe. This has been a awful mess. Panic attacks anxiety and I can't sleep. I hope to find a doctor soon.

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What inactive ingredients are used in Actavis Clonazepam?

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Re: ArlisT (# 37) Expand Referenced Message

Thanks. And how are the new/old Tevas? Can you feel the difference? Curious. I am hoping it is the original formula.

I’m going to drive around on Sunday to go to different pharmacies to find out who is carrying what brands. They will not tell you over the phone in NYS which is the big difficulty. They have to know that you have an active script. So it’s illegal to tell you over phone if you don’t use that pharmacy. Even still I’ve had better luck with any yellow ones vs. blue generics. So I will drive around and see who is carrying Teva and I will also call my pharmacy and ask them if they can order the Teva because the Par ODTs make me feel just as lousy.

I think my doctor will be OK and understanding about it. The problem is there are only so many times he can run continue to write me the script if I am testing negative for the medication. But I’m going to double up right before the test because the ODTs make me feel badly. That’s the only thing I can think to do. I see him on Wednesday. So I’m gonna drive to the different pharmacies tomorrow and today and ask what they carry. And see what they say. But thanks for the heads up on that. My sister told me the same thing, that she heard TEVA had come back out with clons again. That’s good news. And thank goodness you have a doctor that listens as well..??

So my doctor kind of half believes me and half doesn’t. But he’s always wanting to give me the benefit of the doubt. I take another medication that I have to test for as well. And it is also a controlled substance. And I have never failed that one. So I know that deep down he believes me. But unfortunately their office has policies.

Let me know how you’re doing on the Teva brand. Very interested. Thanks, suzysurf

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Re: suzysurf (# 36) Expand Referenced Message

Did you know that the regular TEVA Clonazepam 1 mg tablets are back on the market? On another forum I belong to, several people have stated they have been able to get them since late September. I still have almost a full prescription of the ODTs, but before they run out I am going to see my Dr and ask to be put back on the regulars.

I, too, find the ODTs seem not to be as effective. I mean, they are in the short run, it's just the effect is not as long-lasting. Dr wrote me for an extra on in the middle of the day. I hope you can work it out. It's not easy to get these things in the right balance, and a cooperative Dr helps. It sounds like yours is giving you difficulty, and asking him to switch you again so soon might be hard, but you should try. Tell him (or her) that you appreciate him working with you on this and explain how the regular TEVA used to work fine for you, and these ODTs wear off too quickly. He should want to help you. If not, you may need to find a Dr who understands how debilitating anxiety can be. Maybe a psychiatrist. First, find out if your pharmacy can get regular TEVA clonazepam 1 mg tablets. Apparently, they aren't available everywhere yet.

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Re: ArlisT (# 31) Expand Referenced Message

It’s gotten ridiculous. And it’s not just with this medication. Clonazepam seems to be the worst. But diazepam and also has a problem. That’s the actual medication I’m supposed to be on. But they can never get the dosage right with the generics. Anyway, what I just heard on the news the other day was drugs have to be within 20% of not the original drug formula but other generics. So that means you could keep on taking the Generic with the lowest active ingredient and go 19% below that. Then the next person can go 19% below that till eventually you’re getting a freaking sugar pill. I still don’t feel great Arlis. The ODT, does not seem to last as long in my system. I went to a red cross blood donation today. And they said that my pulse rate was really high. They asked if I was really anxious or having heart difficulties. And I just said it was white coat syndrome or whatever, I said I was afraid of needles.
But the fact is, I have a feeling that once again there’s very little medication in my system for my pulse to be that high. My blood pressure was low, my pulse was not. So basically the 1 mg ODT doesn’t really work. I don’t know what to do. I’m going to go to Walmart this weekend and see if they carry the yellow pills and try Price chopper which also has a pharmacy and see if they carry the yellow brand. Because the yellow ones always seem to work just a little bit better than the blue ones. At least for me they do.

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Hi, I had a similar problem. I take Clonazepam for epilepsy, Meniere's disease and Anticipatory and generalized anxiety disorders. I have labs drawn every two months. They do a cheek swab, a urinalysis and back up bloodwork. For the past three test the blue pills which are all made by Soclo and Accord, have not shown up in my labs. It showing up that I am not taking them. I take them three times a day. The last test was weird it showed that there was an enough to test level. But the previous two showed that I had none in my system at all. Which is impossible if I am taking it three times a day. I talk to every pharmacist and they said that generics are all the same and that the only reason that it would be coming up Negative was I wasn’t taking it and possibly selling it. Pharmacists can be very judgmental. I did speak with my own pharmacy, they are privately owned/family on Pharmacy. They said they were getting a new brand called accord. I checked it out And it showed it was the same manufacture. So I asked my doctor about it. He didn’t really believe it either but he said what he would do would switch me to the orally disintegrating tablets so now I am taking the 1 mg ODT. There was some change. I did start to feel better. But, they are still not as strong as the yellow ones and they wear off much quicker. And the reason I am on the clonazepam versus the Valium which is more indicated for Meniere’s disease Is there have been many problems getting the dosage right on the volume. The same problems exist with this medication too. They’re really bad generics out there so it’s almost impossible to get a similar dosage or an equivalent dosage to that of Clonazepam.

When I was first diagnosed with the vertigo disease, they tried switching me but it was unsuccessful. They kept having to up the dosage because it just wasn’t working. The only time the Valium ever worked for me was when I was giving it in the hospital.

My suggestion to you is to have your doctor write it for the orally disintegrating tablets. Or ODT. And your pharmacy should fill it and most insurances will pay for this.

Mine did and it has made a difference. But, still it’s not as good as the yellow ones that I used to be on. I don’t know which yellow generics I was on but they seem to work much much better. But at least the ODT is better than the blue ones. However they don’t seem to last as long in my system. But at least I don’t feel seizureish anymore. But the anxiety is still pretty bad. But it’s still better than the blue ones. I suggest you give it a try. I hope this is helpful.

When it doesn’t show up in your labs for six months, that’s a problem. That tells me that would’ve been taking is basically garbage. Anyway let me know how you make out. I would be interested to see What people think about the orally disintegrating and the efficacy. And also what pharmacies or what pharmacy chains do carry the yellow generic tablets. They have always seem to work better even if they are generic. Maybe it’s the blue dye that disagrees with me. I’m not sure. But I’d be interested to see how you make out. So please get back to me.

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