Blue Vs Green Clonazepam... Plz Help Me To Know The Better Of The Two?

SarahDeep Says:

Hello all, I usually am given the GREEN #98 833 1mg clonazepam, but when I filled px today, she gave me the BLUE v2531 1mg clonazepam. Could someone please let me know which are known to be better?


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Verwon Says:

What you really have to do is try them and see if one works better for you.

While they are technically the same medication in the same dosage, there can be fluctuations, however, what causes problems for some people might work great for you and vice-versa.


Are there any questions or comments?

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Minoguesque Says:

Personally I have never heard of clonazepam being dispensed in a unit of 1mg; neither have I heard of or seen this drug in any other colours than peach or white.
I have been prescribed clonazepam for some years and, here in the UK, it is generally dispensed as the Roche brand, Rivotril, by far the most prescribed brand or generic in the world. I am on 2mg tds, reduced four months ago from qds. Other than the white 2mg tablets there are only the peach 500mcg strength. I am pretty sure that there is only one generic in the UK, by Auden Mackenzie, and their tablets, like those made by Galenika in Serbia, look almost exactly the same as the brand name Rivotril - white with a cross-score on the reverse. While Galenika & Mackenzie's tablets carry the strength only on the obverse, the brand has 'ROCHE 0.5' or '.2.' - the dots are to distinguish that face from 2mg Valium, which has no dots before and after the '2' & only a single score on the reverse.
I have only ever met one person prescribed 1mg as a unit dose, for which he would take 2 x 500mcg tabs.
I am familiar with most of Europe and feel confident in saying there are no 1mg tablets of clonazepam available; certainly they are NOT made by Roche.
As for colour, I HAVE seen an alternative to the white 2mg - light yellow 2mg CLONOTRIL by Torrent of India, a dispersible and fast acting clonazepam known as 'Bananatrils' on account of their distinctive flavour. They are also of excellent quality, as good as the Roche & Galenika products.
Surely there can't be much call for 1mg clonazepam tablets? It isn't a strength that doctors would often consider, and, as I said, I've only ever heard of ONE person who was ever prescribed that odd in-between dosage.
Is that the USA where 1mg tabs are made? I would imagine so; that's where most of the unusual strengths and combinations originate. Interesting. Yet it's also a country where ESSENTIAL meds, which it would be unthinkable anywhere else to deny doctors and patients, have been deemed to have NO MEDICAL USE and therefore scheduled I. I refer in particular to the analgesics Diconalâ„¢ (dipipanone) & Heroinâ„¢ (diamorphine), which most docs would consider unthinkable not to carry at all times, being probably those with the most essential medical use of all!
Yet millions of prescriptions are issued for hydrocodone, a weak opioid antitussive made into a weak opioid analgesic by adding paracetamol (acetaminophen in the US) & sold at prices which can only be described as extortionate.
Sorry. As you may be aware, I don't often get carried away but I was on a roll there and couldn't help myself...
Anyway, 1mg certainly is a mild dose of clonazepam, especially as in my case where it's prescribed both as indicated and 'off-label' as a prophylaxis for panic disorder. My doc would prefer to script phenytoin, but thete is no denying clonazepam has powerful anti panic properties, whatever colour it is.
You know, I'd LOVE to try the ones with the K shaped hole in them, if only one box, just for novelty value. Any idea how I could get those in the UK or would I have to come to a private arrangement and just swap with somebody over there?
Min, getting carried away, but serious about the odd 'holey' pills!

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mikem Says:

I am prescribed 1mg colonopin from va hospital

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CcRN Says:

The blue ones suck!!! They never work for me. Green ones are always on point. I think the blue ones have so much filler in them bc they are big for 1mg. Request the green ones

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Cats68 Says:

Dear SarahDeep, I'm on the 1mg of klonopin and they r green. I've been on them 4 almost 10 years now. Same dosage and color. Maybe, they gave u a different generic and that's why they look different. Sometimes, they will do that if they can't get the brand they usually get. Or, they switch companies.

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Sara Says:

They are the same thing, neither is better than the other although after being on them for 6 years, I prefer the blue ones because I let them melt under my tounge and the blue ones melt faster. Blue and green are the same things though. Hope that helps your question!

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Cristina Says:

The differences between meds here in the US, and the ones overseas never cease to amaze me. But I've been on 1mg for years. Given to me by my regular primary physician. At first I was getting the green ones, and definitely noticed myself building a tolerance, then all of a sudden this Obamacare nonsense has changed the way doctors and insurance companies are allowed to care for their patients. When I went to get my meds this month the pharmacy told me that my insurance company switched which generics they give and mine will now be coming from a different manufacturer. So they are the same dose, but blue pills instead of green ones. Well I only happened upon this thread because I was looking for answers about whether or not I could actually feel a difference between the two. I'm glad I'm not the only person who says they feel one more strongly than the other. For a couple days I thought I was crazy. But taking 1mg twice a day is a very common dosage here in the states. The green ones I felt were no longer working. And after a few years on them I was almost about to ask him to up my dose thinking I'd built a tolerance. Once I tried these blue ones it felt like he already had upped the dose. But nope still 1mg pills. Which I found very confusing. But hey, if it means not having to up my dosage yet, then I'll take it. But those ones with the "K" shaped hole in the middle are not generally seen much here in the states either. For as many years as I've been on these, and known others taking them as well, I've never seen a person given these. Not even in hospitals. Its common practice here to give generics whenever possible, and if you are requesting the non generic name brand of a medication in most states your doctor has to specify that on your prescription and then justify that to your insurance company. Its all about what's cost effective, and not generally what's best for patients.

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CR Says:

Exactly, been on about the same. 2 different Green, 2 different blue. Come on guys.

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hanzo Says:

your from the U.K. the products are different in the U.S.A. I have had 3different companies with 1mg blue kpins

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Steven Pleasant Says:

I have been on the blue ones for years and there is a difference for me. The blue ones make me feel relaxed with minimal side effects and happy dreams. The green one are horrible for me, they're giving me nightmares and a erratic heartbeat. I went to a different pharmacy and I have to see what I can do to get another prescription because I believe there will be serious consequences

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Lee Says:

Are green 1mg clonazepam stronger than the blue 1mg clonazepam?

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I've been on 1 mg. Clonazepam generic Klonopin for 20 years. The color variations are simply different pharmaceutical companies. They are all still the same drug. I've got blue now but have taken mostly green. I see no difference in the effect of the drug. I take 4x daily. Always have. Let's me go out into the world and sometimes at home without having a Panic Attack. I have had Anxiety disorder for 40 years diagnosed. Hit at puberty. I don't know what you all take them for but I am grateful for this medicine. They tried Valium and Zanex on me. Valium I was on for years but they got to where they didn't work and Zanex forget about it. They were horrible. Klonopin saved me. I had attacks that felt like heart attacks often. I was in hospital for hyperventilating until I passed out a few times. Only had 2 in public and in a few years and a few at home but it was always in summer and I've had a few heat strokes trying to mow yard. Whatever your need for this drug I hope it helps you like it has me. I was so tired of the panic attacks when I was given this medicine I didn't know if I would ever be able to function without 3 or 4 attacks per day. It was difficult then. Hope everyone is getting the medicine you need. I'm not a big pill popper but I'm so glad for this medication.

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Judy Says:

The same thing happen to me today when I got my Clonazepam filled, I got blue tablets instead of blue. I called the pharmacy, they said the only difference it's the same meds, just a different manufacturer.

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Pinky Says:

You are never ever supposed to be on any benzodiazepine for an extended length of time. What kind of Doctor do you have prescribing this to you for 10 years ??

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here in the US most ones we get prescribed are 1mg and they are green or yellow in color. If you can get the 2mg they have a K cut out of the middle like the valium does by Roche the baby blue color ones. Our Klonopin here that is 2mg and K cut are a dark orange but I have had white 2mg ones as well. We have 0.5mg here too all the way up to 2mg. and I have a long tme ago was invited to a site to get the banana flavor klonopin they came in a silver bubble pop out pack and dissolved on tongue 2mg taste like banana they were best I even had and I wish I could get and good too. If you so know of a place I can get any good benzo prefer klonopin or xanax my email is below I would love for someone to sharge one site with me so I know I am not being ripped off

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Uman Don Says:

In India I use to get a clonazepam I.P 1mg Brand Name is Lonazep-1 from sun pharma. small wite tablet with sun written on top. It is a sublingual tablet.I don't know I only get that brand from one shop it has NRx on Top left corner and The Shedule won't match. Since the schedule has already changed but according to manufacturing date it seems like it contains another tablet. It gives a opiate like euphoria when combined with other opiates no memory loss. Usually I hate valium, alprazolam,and other benzodiazepines. But I love that tablet. I usually take pentazocine i.p 60mg/2ml combined with avil 22.5mg/2ml. But it has a very short half life and very very addictive and less potent too and antagonist too so I take it with diazepam or clonazepam(euphoria happy). but it is somewhat similar to morphine and valium combined.

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Btamd Says:

Did you have any luck I hope so

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Dorothea Says:

I have the blue ones and I can not sleep if I take one. I've tried three different time and it's ugly to have to stay up all night without sleeping. These were given to me for Anxiety/restless legs.

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Terry Sanders Says:

I prefer the Green. A few months ago I started getting blue. There is a difference in taste. The green when I have had panic attacks out of nowhere I put under my tongue and dissolve and slow my breathing and heart rate down. It slowly dissolves and has a sweet taste. The blue taste terrible. They are like aspirin if you have an emergency as soon as in mouth crumble and choke me. When I'm already having an attack which I tend to have bad ones when trying to shop in a busy store or am in large crowds Its not always easy to get help. It's very frightening to experience and I was much more comfortable with the green ones because of this. I also do not think the blue work as well. I've been taking them for 15 years. I believe the blue have a lot of buffer in them and that is why they crumble and break apart easily. Bring back the green. :D

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Sgirl Says:

Then u need to look up all klonopin cause there r 1 mg most people call them 10's and 2mg. That most people call 20's n there are many colors so u should look all that up.

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Confused Says:

Re: CcRN (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

What is your dose?

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Confused Says:

Re: Minoguesque (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Yes when you have anxiety and panic attacks you want the best medication possible. So that's why the question was asked.

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Confused Says:

Today I was given green instead of blue. Are they the same or does one work better than the other?

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Xxanashh Says:

Re: CcRN (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

I take the green ones and they f*****g suck - switch me.

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Madi Says:

Re: Minoguesque (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Stoppppp. You're used to peach or white because those are .5 doses!! Of course kpins can be 1 MG and even 2 MG pills which are typically blue or green. Please get a handle on your knowledge.

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Ashara Says:

Re: Kk (# 79) Expand Referenced Message

What area are you located in?

I’ve lived in the Southeast and Eastern part of the states the majority of my life and no matter where I went I was given the generic C1 Blue clonazepam.

Since moving to the Southwest, I’ve noticed some pharmacies carry Blue C1s, and others carry Green Tevas.

Specifically: I’m located in AZ now and both CVS and Walmart provide Blue C1, (not sure about Walgreens) but I recently switched to an Albertsons Pharmacy (way cheaper there with my good RX card), and they gave me the Green Tevas.

Maybe try an Albertsons/Safeway pharmacy if you have one around you, they for sure have the Green ones.

If not, I’ve lived in tons of other regions in the US and I just call around to each pharmacy near me to see which ones they carry. I’ve actually been on the Blue C1s for over 10 years so I don’t have a lot of experience with the Greens. Hopefully they work the same for me.

But anyway I hope this helps!

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B Says:

Re: Pinky (# 14) Expand Referenced Message

Because people with seizures have a hard time sometimes controlling their seizures. So if you find something that works, you stick with it. Making changes just because it's been a certain amount of years, could trigger seizures to start back or worsen.

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Jenny Says:

Re: Minoguesque (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

The ones with the K are Brand Name Klonopin. Because they come in generic form, insurance will not usually pay for Brand Name drugs.

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Jenny Says:

Re: Minoguesque (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

1 mg is very common in the US.

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Jess Says:

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Agree 100%
The green do nothing for me. Nothing.

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