Clonazepam 0.5 Mg Teva Vs Accord

Stirfry Says:

I recently received Teva clonazepam and it worked great. Two weeks ago, I received clonazepam from Accord Pharmaceuticals and it was like a placebo pill. Has anyone taken this medicine By Accord and have you noticed a serious difference with it not helping? I've never had a generic never work before. I don't know what to do. All pharmacies in my area are now going with Accord Pharmaceuticals because it's cheaper. Help with an answer please.

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Kevin Says:

Hello Stirfry,

Sorry to hear about your situation.

Unfortunately not all brands of medication work the same for each person. If the Accord brand does not work for you please let your doctor know and see if there is a way that you can get a different brand ordered for you. I would suggest that you give this medication a few days to see if just one pill was bad or if the entire brand does not work for you.

Best of luck.

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Stirfry Says:

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Hi Kevin. Thank you for your response. I've given Accord clonazepam a few days now and still nothing. Pharmacies in my area are only carrying Accord. My doc upped the dosage and still nothing. I hate to keep bothering him because of the pharmacies only carry Accord around me. Pharmacist said It is cheaper for them to carry this manufacturer and they have to take what they get. Two pharmacies told me this. My doc will not change me and in am using more than directed so when I run out it will be too soon to refill. Accord needs to go back to China. I guess I am stuck with this manufacturer. Any other suggestions?

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Kevin Says:

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First and foremost, never feel like you are "bothering" your doctor. It is their job to ensure that you are getting the medical attention that you need.

If you do not feel that your concerns are being met, it may be time to consider a different primary care physician. Ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure your health is being taken care of.

Going back to the task at hand. Unfortunately, there is no way to force a pharmacy to carry your brand, however, it has always been my experience that shopping around to different pharmacies helps. Walmart, CVS, Walgreen's etc. they all have different capabilities and flexibility in what they can order. My suggestion is to not give up. If this had been my personal experience I would continue to call or go into different pharmacies until I found one willing to accommodate me.

If this brand is not working for you, it should be addressed. I hope this helps you find what you are looking for.

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Stirfry Says:

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Thanks Kevin. I will give it a couple of more days. I made some calls to CVS, Wal-Mart, and a couple of other pharmacies and unfortunately their warehouse only has Accord. I'll keep trying though. Thank you for your help. Will keep you informed.

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Stirfry Says:

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It's seems to be the entdrives. Walgreens said they can't order any others as that's all their warehouse has.
I really don't care who the manufacturer is, I just want it to help. I live in Houston Tx and not any pharmacy has another in stock.

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Farmer Says:

I agree I’ve been taken the accord brand for for a month and a half now, I’ve had over 60 seizures this medication doesn’t work at all!!

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Amie Says:

Same Here. Feels like I’m totally off my medication w/d and all. I usually got my yellow 0.5 mg from Sandoz Pharma and it’s always been just fine and it works so well some days I don’t even need it! But these new orange ones from Accord suck and I feel awful. Taking mine back to Pharmacy TOMORROW! There should be a notification when your generic changes. I’ve felt like a crazy person all week. Haven’t felt that way in years. It was through chats like this that Helped me identify the changes we’re infact my medication. I’ve spent an entire week not knowing if I was coming or going with a headache and the urge to vomit every single time I’ve taken it since I picked it up a week ago.

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Kathie Says:

I contacted my pharmacy (Rite Aid/Walgreens) and they specially ordered the gree 1 mg Teva for me as the blue made me not feel well. The pharmacist told me that they had received some complaints about the blue ones that they actually let me trade in.

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Stirfry Says:

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Hi Kevin. This is crazy, but got my clonazepam refill this past Thursday and believe it or not, it is much better than the others I had. All are Accord. I think I must have gotten a bad match previously. I have no other explanation as to the difference I've seen. Maybe Accord had so many complaints they decided to add more active ingredients and less fillers. Any feedback?

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Kathie Says:

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I called the Walgreen's corporate office. I was having a lot of problems with the RiteAid (turning to a Walgreens for a year now?). I have called them 2 times and now they bend over backward to assist me.

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Kevin Says:

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That's wonderful news to hear! It may help you and others to think of your medication in a way that helps me. A lot of people think of their medications manufacturer as this laboratory that scientists are sitting in making the batches of pills when in reality it's more like a factory you would see making beers or candies. While it is a much larger issue to get a bad batch of medicine than it is to get a bad bag of candies it's not unheard of right? We've all seen the bag of chips where the bag has too much dust or that all the chips are stuck together. Realistically medicine manufacturers suffer from the same problems as any other product in a similar industry and this leads to one batch of medicine being stronger/weaker than others.

I'm really glad that this batch worked for you and I hope that from this point forward you don't have any more unpleasant experiences.

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Byrjun Says:

Sadly TEVA is no longer even making their clonazepam, they bought out Actavis and are using Actavis' formulation. I suggest you all call TEVA and complain if Actavis doesn't work for you, I've heard mixed reviews but mostly negative.
I'm currently trying the name brand because I'm all out of ideas. Its still not as good as TEVA...

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J Says:

This is EXACTLY what happened to me! ACCORD Clonazepam is exactly like a placebo. Probably is! It does NOT, does NOT work! I've been on Clonazepam for over 30 years due to TBI, brain damage that permanently took away my sleep. I DO know the difference between each of these generic drug companies. ACCORD IS A FRAUD, MADE IN CHINA. IT DOES NOT WORK. I AM NOT GETTING BACK MY ACTAVIS WHICH IS A TEVA COMPANY NOW. THOSE 'YELLOW' CLONAZEPAMS DO WORK. DO NOT EVER USE ACCORD. WHY CAN'T THE FDA DO SOMETHING??? SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT BAD ACCORD.

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Stirfry Says:

I finally spoke with the pharmacist and she said many people have been complaining about Accord clonazepam. She special ordered Actavis for me. My question is why is Accord Healthcare still being allowed to be sold? This is not good and they should not be allowed to be in business. They are playing with people's health. The FDA should look into the fillers that are in these meds.

p.s. the Actavis works wonders. No complaints.

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Jen Says:

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Funny its the opposite for me. Accord 1mg. works better than Actavis for "me". Teva cant get in PDX arrea

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Zio Says:

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Accord fr Walmart 0.5mg is all that works on me. Its in my profile at Walmart an my Psychiatrist knows to. Before Walmart kept switching back n forth fr Accord orange to yellow Teva crap. I finally said something. That it was litterally making me ill an I might go to ER. DONT EVER JUST STOP YOUR BENZO! You could a siezure an severe withdrawls where u r n the hospital. I take for breakthrough anxiety. Just last month I ho get my refill an it's Pur Pack pink ones! I through fit. Couldnt do anything since I already picked up. I agree with earlier post that ALL pharms should TELL YOU BEFORE you leave its a diff company. I called my Dr an she called them for next refill that it better be Accord. I dont know why its better on me an not everyone. Guess we r all diff. Yellow Teva are TERRIBLE! Body aches. Insomnia. On an on. Hope you figure it out!

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Jen Says:

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check the bag and the. Meds mfg. before you leave the pharmacy because they wont take back after they have been taken out of the store. Been thru this crap with multiple medications.

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Jen Says:

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Accord Pharmaceuticals is not based in China. They are a UK company with plants in now in several other countries. North Carolina is where my clonezapam is mfg. according to my pharmacist and their website. I think all these new generic companies are subpar...theyre not teva watson roxanne rhodes qualitest etc . It sucks!

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Patrick Says:

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Please call Teva Corp and file a complaint it makes a difference takes a few minutes but they need to hear from the people. I can say after trying : accord, Actavis, brand k, now on Teva ODT wafers. I was on Teva Clonazepam for 7 years .5 twice a day never made a dose change nor wanted too. The Teva wafers are not as good as the old pills but better than all the brands I named. I am off work trying to stableize so I can resume my life.
my Doc told me she can’t continue treating me after I pill switched wow. Guys I fell everyone’s pain to the core I finally caved in to meds 7 years ago I can say the Teva .5 pills gave me 7years of anxiety, panic , relief it was a miracle now I have no idea where we go and get the attention of big pharma it’s all about the profit to them. Teva pharmaceuticals is receptive to hear complaints I hope the do the right thing and bring back the original formula

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Jen Says:

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Hi, I am ok with 1mg.. Accord brand. It's the Abbvie & Actavis brands that seemed less effective for me. Finally my pharmacy has ordered it for me. Though they were not ineffective. No Teva in Portland. A lot of bad generics in many meds these days.

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