Accord Klonopin For Generalized Dystonia

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Suzie Says:
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Used to take Teva generic Klonopin. Teva has either been bought out by accord or Actavis. Accord is made in China and I have been on it for about 2 months. It does not work at all. I am twisting, convulsing, the pain is unbearable - I swear doctors do not read drug inserts or realize drug recalls. After the first month on Accord I called my doctor and I did not realize they had changed manufacturers. She called in Actavis 1mg and it helped immensely. Second month, went to pharmacist to get my generic Klonopin, told them to give me Actavis, not Accord. They gave me Accord. This stuff is worthless. I took it back to the pharmacist at CVS, told the pharmacist it was doo-doo and I wanted to Actavis. I told him Accord was made in China and they did not follow guidelines. He dismissed me and told me they followed all the guidelines. I guess he has no memory of all the pets that were killed on Chinese dog food, the babies they killed on their formula, the toxic drywall that us Americans had to rip out of our houses ... in other words he is a complete unteachable dumbass. Do not go to CVS and do not get Accord.

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Kathie Says:

My doctor told me they could not specify which brand of the clonzepam when they called it in. I have to call the pharmacies (several) to see if they have the brand I take. Some pharmacies won't even tell me until I get there and I do not drive. I have to take 6 buses to get from the pharmacy and back and it's only 2 miles. Portland Maine changed their bus routes for some stupid reason.

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Kathie Says:

I can't get my clonazepam at CVS. I have to go to Hannaford Pharmacy.

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Suzie Says:
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Sucks, doesn't it? Pharmacies only care about their bottom line, couldn't care less about our behinds. That is why I call CVS care very s****y.
I wish you well which is more than any pharmacy does.

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Mister K Says:

Correct. CHANGE PHARMACIES. Your pharmacist is supposed to be on your side. They know what's going on -- mine does. Honesty is what's needed her.

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Terry Says:
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I got news for everyone CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens all are doing the manufacture thing. I put on my file USE only United States manufactures for all my families prescriptions. I told them I am 70 and I should be able to trust them with my prescriptions and my life. Manufacturers do matter because every has a different pathway. Have your doctor do a genetic work up to see what pathway you have. Because some meds just don’t work on you because of the pathway.....

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ArlisT Says:

What really happened is that TEVA recently bought out Actavis among other drug manufacturers. Since Activis already manufactures Clonazepam, TEVA stopped manufacturing it, and now sells the Actavis brand. This does not mean Actavis is now the same as TEVA used to be - just that TEVA brand Clonazepam is no longer available.

Re: Activis vs Accord vs any of a number of brand of clonazepam manufacturers, if you Google reviews for any of these brands you will find many pages with reviews for any one of these brands, ranging from "This brand is total crap" to "This brand saved my life!"

I, for one, took TEVA brand exclusively for almost 4 years, until recently my pharmacist at CVS told me they weren't making it anymore, and I would be getting Accord brand from now on. I searched out reviews for Accord brand clonazepam, and like I said, hundreds of people have weighed in on the question and some of them HATE Accord, and call it 'sugar pills', and some of them LOVE it, and strongly recommend it over all other brands.

What I think is going on here is two things. One: You get used to taking one brand and are resistant to change, besides being prone to anxiety in the first place, so you're already freaking out and perceive the new brand as less effective than the old one, and Two: Everybody's chemistry is different, and all these brands act differently on different peoples' systems. I have had several better and worse brands in the years I've used this medication, and regardless of what a lot of pharmacists love to say, they are NOT all the same. Anyway, I adopted a wait and see attitude on the Accord brand, and when I got my next prescription gave it an unprejudiced try. So far it seems to be working fine. In fact, I think after 4 years on the TEVA brand, it might have been getting a little stale for me. This Accord brand seems more effective, here in this first week of use. I've got 3 more weeks to decide for sure whether to shop for a new pharmacy and start trying other brands. From 3 months experience with Actavis, I know already that it does not work for me, but so far, so good on the Accord brand.

As with everything, your mileage may very. This is not a personal endorsement of the brand, just a suggestion not to freak yourself out about it before you give it a try. There's nothing CVS can do if your favored manufacturer stops making your particular medication, except try and find you another source. On one site I found that rates different pharmaceuticals, TEVA and Accord were the top two brands of clonazepam, with TEVA rated A, and Accord rated A-B. Sorry, I went through so many sites, I can't provide you a link to that one.

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