Clonazepam By Accord

18 Replies Updated



Conversation Starter

John Says:


I have been taking 2 mg daily of Teva clonazepam for a few years. I have been noticing that my memory (both short and long term) is increasingly more affected by the drug. Over the past year I have found myself being on "auto pilot" alot. My pharmacy just switched my prescription to the blue accord clonazepam arbitrarily. Is there any evidence supporting the accord brand being easier on "cognitive fog"? Also, due to this fog", I would like to taper off of benzos for good. Could you recommend a safe taper schedule for clonazepam? Thank you in advance.


Showing Replies 1 - 18 of 18 RSS Feed


Page of 1     Sorted By:
1
Verwon Says:

Hello, John! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems you're having.

Long-term use of this medication can cause such memory issues, as reported by the FDA. It also carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability.

No, one from a different manufacturer won't likely change it.

Have you consulted your prescriber? They'd be the best person to help you set up a taper schedule. Many times, they have someone start skipping doses, while also gradually lowering. You can't stop this abruptly, because that creates the risk of seizures.

Is there anything else I can help with?

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
2
Sandra Says:
via mobile

I would just want everyone to know that each manufacturer of clonazepam has a totally different effect. Even the same manufacturer changes the way the same pill is made. This is very dangerous because a change in the ingredients can cause many withdrawal problems. Omg if you or a loved one is prescribed clonazepam or any other drug please be sure that you read up of the consequences in the future. Try other alternative first. I never read up on clonazepam and am terrified of what I now know. Take care American because there's no one out there to protect us from these dangerous drugs.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      6  
3
Elsie Says:

That is so true,no one will tell you just how dangerous and poison benzos are...This is my second time trying to go off them.Also no two brands are a like!I'm down from 2 mg of Clozopam to .5 pm and .25 am.!yes I'm sick and feeling flu Iike everyday.Body feels like fibro in all muscles and joints...Really don't think I will ever be off this poison!

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      1  
4
Sandra Says:
via mobile

Hi Elsie, Was wondering how you are doing. Hopefully better. If you can get valium lowest dose and just take 1/4 of the pill it eases your symptoms a bit. But obviously don't take too much. Just 1/4 will help you. Again not too much. You don't then want to withdrawal from valium.


REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
5
Barbie 616 Says:
via mobile

I had been taking Accord 0.5 mg x 2 a day for several years. I do not notice a cognitive fog from it at all. Then they switched me to Teva and it simply didn't do anything. I, as a Nurse, would suggest that you ask your physician to write on the script to give you only Accord. Try it, see if the fog goes away. If not, your physician will wean you off and find something else. Good Luck.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      1  
6
Barbie 616 Says:
via mobile

It all depends on your body and how it processes the drug. Ask your Physician about it or your Pharmacist to change you to Accord. I've been on Accord for many years with no cognitive fog. But that doesn't mean it will be the same for you.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      2  
7
John Says:
via mobile

I don't get how the different generics are so different. It doesn't seem fair to someone who depends on the drug for many years.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      4  
8
Heartbroken2018 Says:
via mobile

I was taking Teva brand no side effects at all, helped with anxiety, insomnia and vertigo. Now Teva is no longer manufacturing clonazepam.
My prescription was filled Friday with MYLAN BRAND, worst side effects ever brain foggy, off balance can't function. Only other brand near me is Accord, hope I'm able to try the Accord and no side effects. I don't want to have to go off clonazepam and go through the horrible withdraw again. Went off 4 years ago when Glaxo the brand name klonopin stopped manufacturing their brand, was not able to find a brand that did not cause side effects, my withdraw systoms took over a year. Never thought I would ever go back on clonazepam again, unfortunately watching my husband losing his battle with cancer became too much for me and my aniexty became severe that it was causing me not to be able to care for him. I needed to be there for him, I was so thankful the Teva brand worked so I could care for him until he passed. Now I'm alone and scared because I can't go through the withdraw alone.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  

9
John Says:

Heartbroken2018 (# 8) --

This is so crazy because I've been on the MYLAN brand since 2007, and they just stopped manufacturing it. I called their customers service today, and they said it is being discontinued. I've now been taking the ACCORD brand, and feel like hell on Earth :(. Anxiety and my head feels really tight with brain zaps, can't verbally explain how bad it is. I'm hoping to God that it eventually starts working. I called my doctor and left a message. Walgreens told me in order to switch manufacturers or go to name brand, you first have to call your doctor to do a override Rx of the medication and they have to say the current "ACCORD" "MYLAN", or whatever manufacturer that isn't working, needs to be changed. Then you have to call your insurance's prescription provider and tell them what's going on, and take it from there to try getting it approved. I am a firm believer that not all generics work as well as name brand, and that not all generics work as well as other generics.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      3  
10
HRBB Says:

Heartbroken2018 (# 8) --

Teva does manufacture Clonazepam, I filled it in June 2018.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      1  
11
Big Al Says:
via mobile

John (# 7) --

Money John. It’s all about money my friend.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
12
Barbie Says:
via mobile

John (# 9) --

The Teva brand of Clonazepam (Klonopin) causes anaphylaxis (causes my throat to swell and tighten up so I can't breathe). Accord brand doesn't do that. But I've noticed several drugs coming from other Countries are causing the same problem.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
13
Leesuh Says:
via mobile

HRBB (# 10) --

I just called every pharmacy I know today and TEVA is discontinued completely....it SUCKSthey did this! They were the only ones that I could tell helped my anxiety..now I’m going to try and switch to Xanax to help with my panic attacks also...ridiculous

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      1  
14
Tyra Says:
via mobile

Leesuh (# 13) --

Oh my gosh that's horrible! I didn't know that they were going to discontinue the brand altogether! They keep trying to give me the Accord brand and that is the worst brand of clonazepam I have ever taken. The pharmacy had been giving me the Teva brand for several years and I had absolutely no problems with this brand. Since I refused the Accord they are now giving me Solcol brand. I don't particularly like it but it is better than the Accord. I wonder if Teva is being pushed out because the Accord and Solcol manufacturer might be cheaper for them to purchase! I don't know no one will give me a straight answer! I hope you have better luck on the Xanax. My doctor would never allow me to take Xanax. I'm afraid to complain about it because she just might take me off of my medication altogether. I definitely need them to get through the day and I don't ever abuse them or take more than I am supposed to! I do hope all goes well for you!

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
15
Lele Says:
via mobile

Leesuh (# 13) --

Xanax worked well for me but my doctor of course don't want to prescribed it for me I went from Xanax to busprian to klonopin to zol oft now she want to start me on Prozac. It's horrible because non worked like Xanax, I had no side affect with Xanax like I've had with the other few. I guess doctor likes to keep us coming back don't want you to give you what really helps and that sucks

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
16
Vee Says:
via mobile

Hi all... I been on Teva brand 1mg Clonazepam for almost 5 years...for very bad Anxiety.
Doctor gave new Rx to get filled... But local walmart...cvs...walgreens have all said they only have Accord...
Very concerned about trying Accord... With my previous Teva Manufacturer i had good results...when Anxiety was acting up i took one tablet & was able to feel myself calm down... DO ANYONE KNOW WHERE IN PHOENIX ARIZONA...WHERE I CAN GET MY SCRIPT FILLED & RECEIVE TEVA???
PLEASE HELP

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
17
Openminded Says:
via mobile

Hi John. I have been on clonazepam for 25 years, anywhere from 0.5 to 8mgs. a day. I found that taking the full daily dose in 1 single dose in the morning works best for me. I have taken the brand name Klonopin, and the generics Teva and Mylan. To me, the brand name Klonopin and the generic Teva both worked the same, great. The Mylan was okay but I felt was just slightly less potent. But insignificantly less potent, if at all. Now what I didn't like about the Mylan was that the tablets were more difficult to split, even with a pill splitter, which I always use, especially when splitting a tablet in 1/4ths or 1/8ths. Splitting the Mylan tablets in 8 pieces is pretty much impossible. It will crumble into pieces. But with the brand name Klonopin and generic Teva, it could be done, which is important when someone is trying to wean off the medication. A week ago I went to the pharmacy to fill a new prescription for my 2mg clonazepam. Now I always get a generic brand because of the price difference. And normally I request the Teva brand, which is my favorite generic brand. But because every time I request it, the pharmacy tells me that's the generic 2mg. brand they have in stock, this last time I didn't request the Teva brand. I just requested generic. Well, it was a big mistake. They gave me the generic Accord Healthcare. The medication was horrible. It seemed like a placebo pill. I didn't notice any of the tell tale effects that are normally felt as the medication is taking effect. It felt extremely weak. In fact, I really didn't feel anything much at all. However, my withdrawal symptoms that I was going through DID go away. So I figure it must be clonazepam, and it must be at least close to the normal 2mgs. it's supposed to have. But it feels weak, weird, and not like clonazepam. So next time I refill my clonazepam, ,I'm going to specifically request the Teva brand. Walmart can actually order a certain brand for you if they don't have the brand you want. The pharmacist told me. It's important to request it about 5 days before you're going to run out to make sure you can get it on time. So as for me, I'm not happy with the generic Accord Healthcare brand. Best of luck.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
18
Openminded Says:
via mobile

Vee (# 16) --

Vee, I am having the exact same issue as you. I have been on clonazepam 2 to 8mgs a day for over 25 years. I've always gotten the brand name Klonipin, or the generic Teva brand. I prefer the genetic Teva brand because of its lower price. And I think they both work identically. But this last time I filled my prescription, I didn't specifically request the Teva brand like I normally do since they always seem to have the Teva brand in stock. Or at least that's the generic clonazepam brand they order when they're out.

But this last time, they gave me Accord Healthcare brand. I just got it 4 days ago and don't like it at all. It tastes like flour instead of that minty taste that's attributed to clonazepam. And it feels flat when it takes effect. It feels weak, like watered down. I don't like it at all. If you have Walmarts in your area, you can call and request that they order you the Teva brand about 5 days before you're going to run out. And they can order it specifically for you. At least the Walmarts do this here in South Texas, U.S.A.

And look around in doctors' offices or pharmacies to see if you can find a GoodRx prescription Drug Savings Card (in case you don't have insurance). I don't, and you'll save about 75% on your clonazepam - At least I do with 2mg. generic clonazepam. Those cards are free, they don't expire, and you don't have to fill anything out on them or fill or sign any papers at all. You just submit the card with your prescription, they put it in your file, return the card to you, and you will get your clonazepam at about that same discount price from now on. The card doesn't expire. But if you're using insurance for your medication, then they won't allow you to use that card. Best of luck!

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  


Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply


More Discussions:

Clonazepam Accord
These are horrible, Accord clonazepam. Ill be glad when I get my new script and can go back to TEVA. ## There have been ... 110 replies
Clonazepam ingredients Mylan brand vs Teva vs Accord
Please help with this, i have taken the mylan brand for several years, when the pharmacy could no longer order it they o... 148 replies
I need clonazepam .5mg specifically from Accord Healthcare
Who distributes clonazepam .5mg from Accord Healthcare? I cannot find a pharmacy anywhere in my city that carries it. ##... 8 replies
Which do you prefer: Accord or Actavis Clonazepam?
I've been taking Accord .05mg which I split in half every 2 to 3 hours, for about a month and a half after they stop... 32 replies
Repam-2 red Clonazepam tablets Mfd. by Jpee Drugs
At first i took 4mg, then about 45 mins. later i took another 4mgs. Starting to feel it, but seems weaker than US Clonaz... 4 replies
Round White Pill C Over 2 Made By Teva Usa Clonazepam
have a white round tab 2mg clonazepam has a c over 2 on one side and has nothing on other side is supposedly made by tev... 8 replies
Clonazepam help me
I have always used the same brand of clonazepam. However they changed what is in the medication. I've been gravely i... 422 replies
Clonazepam where do I find Qualitest now?
What pharmacies carry Qualitest clonazepam anymore? I used to pick up my scripts for it from Target, prior to it being b... 29 replies
Clonazepam Drug Information
I have been taking one Clonazepam every day for at least ten years. dosage 0.5mg. How do I get off of this without harmi... 27 replies
Clonazepam how long does it take to start working
I am trying to find out how long it takes Clonazepam to get working in your body ## I Have been taking Klonipin..generic... 22 replies


Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

 *

 *


 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.




4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question



This form will be submitted securely


TRUSTe

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.


Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 12 December 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2018 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA