Generic Clonazepam By Sandoz Pharmaceuticals And Accord

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Hi. There has been a lot of talk about generic clonazepam brands with many claiming something is just not right, people experiencing horrible withdrawal symptoms as soon as they get on these generic brands, people having seizures once again when they hadn't had any in years, people claiming they have to take 2 or 3 mgs of these generic brands for each 1mg of their previous generic brand like Teva or Mylan. I recently had a depression relapse and was taken to the hospital. At that time I had both Sandoz Pharmaceuticals and Accord Healthcare generic clonazepam. And I had been taking both generic brands in the previous 3 weeks switching them around. They were both 2mg tablets. Well, guess what? I took a bag of all the meds I was on and went bottle by bottle telling the nurse which ones I was currently taking since I still had some old bottles with medications I was no longer taking. After a few hours after I took a U/A, a nurse came up to me and asked me once again if I was still taking the clonazepam. I told her yes. She said the reason she asked was because in my U/A, my results came out completely negative for any type of benzodiazepine period. So I know that on both batches of those two generic brands Sandoz Pharmaceuticals and Accord Healthcare had absolutely no clonazepam nor any other benzo in them. What is going on with the FDA? They're letting these generic brand manufacturing companies get away with murder! This is outrageous. No wonder I had a mental crisis. I had basically gotten completely off clonazepam cold turkey, without even knowing it. And I even picked up and paid for those two different generic brand bottles of what I thought was good and pure clonazepam 2 mgs (plus, of course, the added fillers, inactive ingredients, and any possible dyes they might have had).

But those inactive ingredients are supposed to be in addition to the 2mgs of clonazepam each tablet should contain. I had to start this thread because I now have confirmation of this fraud these two manufacturing companies are committing. They're playing with people's lives. I will email or fax, whatever the FDA prefers, a copy of my U/A results from my hospital stay and ask the FDA why they haven't heavily fined or outright shut down those two manufacturing companies that are selling fake clonazepam tablets as clonazepam when I'm sure they know exactly what they're doing. So be wary friends. Sandoz Pharmaceuticals owned by Novartis AG and Accord Healthcare are two different manufacturing companies that are definitely selling tablets as generic clonazepam when it's not. And who knows how many others may be doing the same thing with clonazepam and other generic medications. Good luck my friends. And write me back if you all have any questions about anything in my thread. Love you all and stay strong! We can either beat this horrible anxiety that many of us are getting, or at least find a way to keep it from ruining our lives with good, real medications.



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donna C Says:

I had a similar experience when TEVA stopped making generic Oxazepam. I was left with Activis and Sandoz. Activis didn't work and made me nauseous and when I looked up the fillers one was SLS, Sodium Laurel Sulfate. You know the stuff you are not supposed to even wash your hair with? The Sandoz didn't work either and it was coated in, wait for it, Shellac, the stuff you put on wood. So I thought not good and maybe it's why it's not working. I started experimenting and opening the capsules and placing the powder under my tongue. I worked my way up to the powder from TEN 10 mg. Sandoz tablets and nothing happened. There was no active ingredient in either. I contacted the FDA and got no reply. I hounded TEVA for 2 years and all I got in response was they were back ordered.They never made them again. They don't care what happens to us. We're spitting in the wind.

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Suzie Says:
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Re: donna C (# 1)

Hello all, I have Torsen dystonia was put on clonazepam about 3 years ago it was manufactured by Teva then. I now have been on three different generic clonazepam Accord activist and Solco, activist seems to be the better working of what I have tried but it does not compare to Teva. I am making an appointment with my neurologist this week and demanding to be put on the name brand Klonopin, but if it too is manufactured in China India or some other foreign land I do not know what the quality of that drug will be either. I wish us all well

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judy Says:
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I am really sorry about your circumstances. I have been in a situation like yours. I took Accord 0.5 x3 daily for seizures. I had been on clonazepam for years for seizures, and with Accord, experienced seizures. The FDA has no standards for drug factories outside the USA, where medications are made with carcinogens in then, in unsanitary conditions, and often with no active ingredients. The pharmacies sell these meds and make a lot of money. The Health insurance companies pay for them. I am truly sorry about what happened to you. I no longer take clonazepam. The FDA doesn't care and should be taken to task and made to explain.

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Judy Says:
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Re: donna C (# 1)


You are right on about the Clonazepam that is being handed out by pharmaceutical companies (most factories are in China or India, Mexico, Argentina, etc. -none in the USA.) These places have no quality control. The FDA doesn't care, nor does the CDC, pharmaceutical companies, etc. I took Clonazepam that had an industrial degreaser in the pills, used for cleaning floors. I took this medicine for seizures when Teva was no longer available. Then started having seizures I had never had on Teva, so my doctor and I withdrew me and I no longer have to take it, for which I am grateful. I feel so bad for everyone on this medication because it may, or may not, cause problems no one deserves. People take meds thinking their doctor/pharmacy will help them get better and the patient adheres to the treatment plan. I hope things get better soon for you. I now see a neurologist for seizures.

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Kathie Says:

Re: Suzie (# 2)

My doctor finally believed me about all of the different generics not working and she had to do a prior authorization for it but I am now finally on real Klonopin made by Roche and it is definitely 100% better than all of the generics I was on.

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Southtxhek Says:
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Re: Suzie (# 2)

No. Its made in Mexico... Excellent quality... Try Rivotril..also...by Roche

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Jools Says:

Please try to keep this off of forums if you wish to have any success in taking on any big pharmaceutical company. If possible try to find others who have had the same thing happen and, if you can, get the pills tested, by an independent and reliable company. There has, if I remember correctly, only one class action that succeeded and that was in New Zealand and was not about fakes but the prolonged side effects and life-changing effects of diazepam (Valium). If you go public too soon then the companies will make changes and you will not get anywhere. I am so very sorry that you have had to go through this and I apologize on previous comments made as I truly believed that your FDA would have stringent control systems and I believe I made a comment that questioned if another poster was basically suffering due to tolerance. This is awful to read, let alone try to imagine what you have been going through. There have been several people, here in the U.K., who have been saying that they feel their diazepam and other benzodiazepines, have not been having the same effect.

I wish you all the very best and hope you start feeling much better, very soon. Please don’t post anything on Facebook or other social media as this will make any claim not fit for trial. I was warned of this about another topic and the judge ruled that the posts made having a fair trial not viable. You will have to be imaginative and try to reach out to others that are not available to web searches. Good luck.

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Rootsgal Says:

This happened to me. I picked up my Clonazepam prescription and the pills were a different color. They were a deep sky blue color and they did not even work. I had been splitting the prior brand in half at night, and it was working fine. I took the WHOLE 1 mg of Clonazepam an hour before bedtime and I could not fall asleep at all. I FEEL the strength is just not there. I ended up adding medical marijuana cannabis oil (rice grain dose per pharmacist) and now I can sleep. I am so angry that they switch companies and leave us with a "placebo".

I take Oxycodone (only 30 mgs PER DAY) and I was forced off Robaxin, and now my spasms from a cut cerebrospinal dura during my spinal surgery, are throwing me out of bed in the middle of the night. "You can't take a muscle relaxer and Pain meds, so pick one." SERIOUSLY?
Its a malpractice so now he walks and I'm left with FOOT DROP, arachnoditis, L-2 protruding, scoliosis and I have to decide which symptom drives me the most nuts? This should be a MEDICATION error on the drug company and any pharmacy that sells it as an actual MEDICATION.
I am sorry you suffered so bad you went to the hospital. That's total BS.

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Pam Says:
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My dr just asked me why I had 0 benzodiapenes in my blood work that was drawn in the er? I have been taken to the er twice Had 3 ekgs thinking I was dying and crazy bloodwork..Ever since they switched me to actavis and the worst 3 months of my life on accord...Im trying not to call 911 because Ive already racked up crazy bills Feel like I am losing my mind completely. .

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Rootsgal Says:

I told all of this to my primary care doctor and he switched me to brand name Klonopin.

This was all over the news as well. We are taking "drywall" not medication. We have to advocate for ourselves because these reckless drug makers, are not caring about our health, nor is the US FDA. Time for someone to start a class action lawsuit. They put all of us at risk. My blood pressure was very high until he changed to BRAND name.

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Jace Says:
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I also had a UA come up as me taking ETIZOLAM?? never taken that in my life..and I was switching between actavis and accord brand. Wow.

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