Have You Tried Leading Pharma Or Teva Lorazepam?

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winjy Says:

Some people say it is less effective or has no effect due to less active ingredients, causing some side effects or reaction to someone.

Some recommend Teva but some say it is not good. However, I can't get Teva as there is no pharmacy to dispense it in my area.

I tried other brands after Qualitest was discontinued, but did not find any that work.

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Verwon Says:

It really varies from person to person, so there is not specific best pill that you can be told about.

The FDA warns that Lorazepam carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as dizziness, headache, nausea, mood changes, and irritability.

What are the markings on the tablets you are currently taking? Can you please post back and clarify, so I can research more details for you?

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Lou Says:

Leading Pharma lorazepam is a placebo. I’m convinced. Just left my pharmacist. I was using Mylan but not anymore. Guess how much it costs to switch to non generic lorazepam. 3,300 a month if insurance doesn’t cover it. Step aside apple and Microsoft. We now have Leading Pharma to carry the ball. I was fine w Milan and felt the difference. All I get w Leading Pharna are night sweats, dry throat and stomach ache. Another huge corporate rip off

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winjy Says:

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I can't take leading pharma due to serious side effect with no calming effect. CVS did not receive the return so I have to throw it away.
Mylan is better though I have night sweats and stomach acid. But my pharmacist said they can't buy mylan any more and they don't know if mylan is discontinued.

I called or visited 30 pharmacies in LA but none sell mylan.

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Twig7 Says:

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Mylan has not been discontinued. I talked to them directly. They have a backorder on their 1mg. tablets. Many pharmacies buy what is the less cost to them with no regards to their patients. This Leading brand just seems to have come out of nowhere. I wouldn't say it's a placebo. It either doesn't have enough of the main ingredient or the fillers don't agree with many of us. I took it and it made me sick. Mylan seems to be the only generic still working for the most part. Maybe that's why they're on backorder?

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Joyce Says:

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I had been given Activas from walgreens and it did virtually nothing. Noticed after 4 days of sleepless nights. Found a small pharmacy and the only other alternative was Leading. Well after two days of hyper feelings, heart palpitations and prickly skin, I'm never going to take this again. Going to my Dr this week and will attempt some other affordable form of ativan even if it only has 40% of whats necessary. I'm exhausted. Was on variations of generic ativan for more than 8yrs, 1mg nightly.

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Ken Says:

I've been taking Mylan Lorazepam 1mg for 4 years, and never had a problem. Last month my pharmacy changed to Leading Pharma Lorazepam and they do not work at all. I can't sleep and they do not relieve my anxiety. I might as well be taking nothing. Has anyone else had a problem with this brand?

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Deedee Says:

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Absolutely correct!! Watson was okay, but Sandoz bought them out and they’re now garbage also. Mylan is supposedly putting back on market the end of this month.

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Twig7 Says:

I will keep you all posted whether Mylan brings back the 1mg tabs. As I posted last week and on another thread they still have .5mgs and the 2mgs. My best advice is to try your local mom & pop pharmacies. They are more likely to purchase the brand you need. The larger chain pharmacies have to stick with what corporate tells them to buy I'm assuming. I have never been able to get any major Pharmacy chain to get what I needed. Wal-Mart did one time with a different drug but they weren't crazy about doing it. The other thing is asked who you find to order what you need say in the case of Mylan if they'll either get the .5mg or 2mg tables and have your gp or pdoc write the script accordingly. That's why I'm doing as of now. It you hafta split the tablets up so be it. But Mylan hasn't stop making their brand. Wish you all the best.

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Deedee Says:

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After emailing Mylan with my concerns, they called the very next morning and said the nationwide backorder will be filled and back on the market as of May 21. So hoping my refill on June 4 will be back to the 1 mg without this disruption. I have severe panic attacks and also weaning off pain meds I feel I just can do with a much lower dose now, so the Ativan is much needed for two major issues. I was promised they filled 0.5 mg lorazepam to replace the 1 mg twice a day and when I got home realized it was Watson and not Mylan. I am extremely upset that they lied to me, but Watson did have a good reputation before then. Through this site I found out Watson is no longer making lorazepam so either Sandoz or Actavis is making it and stamping with Watson’s label... Good luck.

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Joyce Says:

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Not what I heard .Mylan says it's discontinuing .I called the company .

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Twig7 Says:

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Joyce why would you post such a false comment. They're not discontinuing their lorazepam. Not sure who you talked to but as I told you on the other post there's no discontinuation. I'm not posting phone numbers out here to the company but I spoke with one of their nurses two weeks ago as well as two of their customer service agents. They are not discontinuing it. It was on backorder. The only thing I didn't ask was why. But they still had their .5mgs and 2mgs available. My script fills in a few days and it will be Mylan. Leading brand was what my pharmacy tried me on to see if it worked and it didn't so they ordered the Mylan 2mgs. I've been just splitting the pills. I'm calling you out on this one. Especially if you said you contacted them on a weekend. They are not open on the weekends. Joyce please stop posting false comments.

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Deedee Says:

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I completely agree with you. We’re all upset as it is since the medication we’ve all relied on has been such a hassle to get. I emailed Mylan on a Thursday evening and Friday morning had a call from a rep from Mylan who told me herself the shipments would begin after May 21. She certainly doesn’t owe me anything and am sure wouldn’t lie. I’ll know by next week if my regular prescription goes through and will let you know. Good luck.

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Twig7 Says:

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I know the feeling Deedee very well about these companies messing up the meds we've use for years. I've been through every ringer possible about trying to convince not only doctors but pharmacist some generics just don't work for people. As I've stated I believe it was Pure Pac that started the messing around with the formulas and marketing them with the brand's we've all been used to. It seems it really comes down to making money. I agree with what others have voiced we need to talk to government officials about putting an end this. I too have experience the majority of the side effects from some of the generics most of you guys have talked about. It's not funny at all it really isn't. But I'm with you on this stuff.

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Deedee Says:

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I have some bad news. My pharmacist just informed me on the computer it’s telling him Mylan is discontinuing the lorazepam. I told him I emailed Mylan on May 3, and rec’d a call on May 4 from a patient rep who told me the backorder would be stocked by May 21. Somebody has incorrect info. I sent Mylan a new email just now asking that they contact me ASAP as I have a refill due in 4 days and need info. If you have any new info since our last conversation please let me know. This Watson brand I’m finishing up with used to be a reputable company, but my nerves are super bad and I feel horrible.

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Richard Says:

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I’m not sure if taking benzodiazepines for 50 years has screwed up my mind/body judgement but Leading Pharma not only seems as good as the Watson I was taking (it might’ve been Actavis Watson in disguise but it still said “Watson on the pill and bottle)....in fact it seems Leading is a bit stronger and lasts longer.....am I the only one to find this? I’m taking 2mg 3x day...same as when I started on Ativan/lorazepam in 1983.

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LadyGreenEyes8 Says:

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Yes, same here. Filed a complaint with the FDA today on LEADING PHARMA Lorazepam!

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Deedee Says:

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I called Leading in Livonia, MI, and they gave me a phone number (866)-209-0991, for Rugby/Major Pharmaceuticals and said they’re the ones who actually manufacture the Leading brand. It’s pure garbage and I don’t know how long the little bit of Mylan is going to stay on the shelf at my pharmacy with everyone having horrible luck. There used to be several good manufacturers of this medicine and now we’re all at the mercy of maybe this one company. Everyone reading this needs to contact these people who don’t seem to care about this illness.

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LadyGreenEyes8 Says:

Yes, thank you. I also let my pharmacy mail order know that I filed a complaint. I am working on getting the ingredients for lorazepam on some of the different manufacturers. Taking a lot of time.

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Kay Says:

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Hello Richard, I am 70 and was put on lorazepam at age 44 when panic disorder was diagnosed. My Dr. in California is taking me off saying I am too old. No side effects all the years. Wants me to take an expensive antipsychotic medication that has nasty side effects and not good for panic. I do not test+ for the antipsychotic. He tells me no one over 65 is supposed to take lorazepam. I appreciate information on varied results from different manufacturers. Thought it was just me feeling different.

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Richard Says:

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Kay.....I know of an 82 year old taking lorazepam for the last 20 years.>they started getting panic attacks after their wife died....lorazepam relieved it...I have no doubt that lorazepam is not for everyone no matter what their age..but then neither is aspirin..my Dad was on 6 aspirin a day for decades for his arthritis.......never bothered him......but his brother took aspirin for the same reason and ended up with bleeding ulcers.....

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