Leading Pharma 2mg Lorazepam (Page 2)

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Charlii77 Says:

I am really confused with everyone posts about the leading brand lorazepam I take 2mg and have been on lorazepam generic form for 25 years I've taken every single kind from Watson to now leading it looks like the sugary taste is everyone's problem here such bad reviews about this company is obserred they are no different than any other generic lorazepam they work the same the only difference in this pill is that it's inactive ingredient contains potassium and that's why the pill taste like sugar but my point here is that if are a longtime user of benzos you people would have all ended up withdrawing and possibly seizing if the pill really didn't contain the main ingredient and the er doctor would have been the first to report this pharmacy if your illness had anything to do with it a negative review does nothing to make a discontinued manufactured pharmacy bring back the generic form any of us got comfortable with a LORAZEPAM is a LORAZEPAM and the LEADING PHARMA LORAZEPAM is the same as any lorazepam and it works just like the rest

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Jmb70 Says:

For those who are taking a generic lorazepam like leading Pharma and it is working for you that is great but that does not seem to be the case for all of us. My recent generic lorazepam did not work— it was not any psycho somatic issue it was my body’s real reaction to that medicine. Perhaps some of the generics for whatever reason don’t work as well. I am not in research or have an MD but I do know my body and can tell when my medicine is or isn’t working and so can my family. My insurance company denied brand name until I try all other meds in the same class so now I have been on klonopin for a little over a week and get about 4 hours of sleep and my anxiety is greater. I have a follow up with my primary in a month so I will be following up on this.

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Tiff Says:

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What pharmacy carries it?

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Dgrl Says:

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You are 100% totally correct these pharmacist and Pharmaceutical factories don't sample the drugs themselves so they don't know the effects on individual human beings. A generic is not a generic, is not a generic... they are all different!

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Mel Says:

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Hi! Yep, I’ve had problems with the generics as well- leading pharma, Watson etc. Mylan was the best. It came down to me having to get a script made by compounding pharmacy due to allergies in the fillers from the lorazepam pills depending on the company- then I just started asking if they had it in a liquid oral suspension and they did! This isn’t as convenient as it must stay refrigerated and you use an eye dropper to count the “drops”. I finally figured out that 7 drops equals.5mg. I put it in 2-4oz of water or juice. Hope this helps.

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Jmb70 Says:

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As an update to April post, Because the insurance company is making me try all other anxiety meds in the class (there are 5) I tried klonopin for a month— did not seem to touch the anxiety, took hours after I took the pills to fall asleep and then got 4 hours ever night, almost like clockwork. The pro was I did not feel super exhausted in the morning. Now I am trying Valium which is way worse. I take 2 pills and It does help me sleep on some days but other days I am up all night. It doesn’t ask to touch the anxiety and makes me exhausted all day long I even found myself nodding off at my desk. I see my doctor again next week and I guess I will see which one we are trying next all in the name of going back to the original lorazepam (not generic) that worked the best to begin with until they started with all the different generic manufacturers. I have also met with holistic doctors which are not covered by insurance and he did not have decent alternatives either. Please continue to post if you find things that work. There are so many of us who struggle with such significant anxiety.

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Judi Weislo Says:

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I started out on Qualitest Lorazepams for about 7 or 8 years & felt no side effects. Loved them. Then of course, they went out of business/cried for 3 weeks. Took Mylan, liked it, they went out of business or the pharmacy couldn't get them. Then CVS who were giving me the Qualitest replaced them with Leading Pharma, I felt the difference right away. It took me months to sort of like them. I do feel side effects in my body from them though. (ruined my teeth) The Qualitest was manufactured in Alabama/U.S. and the Leading Pharma out of the country...Sigh...

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Judi Weislo Says:

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I was lucky enough to get the brand name through my insurance. Ativan, not Lorazepam. I thought, it would be amazing, and much better, but it wasn't. I was SO disappointed, because I started out on the name brand years ago before they raised the prices to be insane. It wasn't worth taking the brand for the amount of money it costs now. I was surprised...

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Jmb70 Says:

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I finally made it back to brand name lorazepam (Ativan) and have been sleeping great. Sorry but for me the genetics were obviously the issue and I encourage anyone whose meds aren’t working anymore to consult with their doctor. My doctor worked with me and my insurance company to get me back to the one that had worked the best for so many years I could not be happier. Best of luck to everyone.

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Optimistic Says:

Oh honey, no.
Generic medication can vary in strength up to 20% from the name brand, stronger or weaker, batch to batch, and they’re still approved.
So one generic could be 20% stronger than name brand, and one 20% weaker than name brand, which would make a huge difference between the two.
I hope this helps!

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joe Says:

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my understanding is that the generic has to be at least 80% of the name brand, most if not all lorazepam makers no doubt dont meet 50%,

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BMn Says:

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Have you checked what your manufacturing options are for generic lorazepam? I would think brand name would work great but everything works different for everyone. I stick to the circle white Watson ones and haven’t had problems. Leading brand didn’t help me at all. I took more than normal to no effect.

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BMn Says:

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I used to work in pharmacy and believe patients when they tell me their meds didn’t work. I was given Leading brand by my personal pharmacy. They were completely ineffective, even after taking more. Most places will order a different generic if you tell them your current one is giving you bad side effects. Hope you can figure it out, I’ve been there.

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BMn Says:

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Did you have any luck? I’m back to this thread after my pharmacy ordered Leading again. Hope you figured something out.

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A1 Says:

Leading is the best brand now

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joe Says:

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i can understand the generic being weaker but see no reason to make it stronger, it just cost more, if you go back about 8 years, sandoz bought the medication i was taking from activus, the 1st pill said it all, absolutely no effect, there was no way that this could have met the standard of 80% either way, i know because they later changed the formula, which didnt work then they shut down the process all together, my understanding from others is no one is buying this garbage, my issue is that i am sure these drug companies are not any where close to meeting any standard and they believe people will double up

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FM39 Says:

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What ended up working for you? I just discovered Watson was bought by Teva and I have taken Watson with no problem for years. I called Teva & they said all inactive/active ingredients were the same as Watson. Only appearance changes. What has been your experience recently?

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Joe11 Says:

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That’s BS, lots of generics suck real bad.

Some make you physically sick. All the jobs that come from China India USA doesn’t make anything. Some generic I got last year was full of carcinogens, I think it was Aurobindo.

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BMn Says:

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My lorazepam were switched to Watson from Leading last year. Recently they’ve changed and don’t work (again). They’re a lot more puck shaped and don’t dissolve like they used to. Still have Watson imprint but I’m back to square one.

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FM39 Says:

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I was told that Teva bought the Watson brand and they no longer make Watson. They don’t make it anymore. Teva swears that it has the same inactive/active ingredients, but after taking Watson for years, I can tell that Teva isn’t the same. I take it for a digestive disorder & anxiety, Teva doesn’t seem as effective as Watson. What is working for you?

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FM39 Says:

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Watson did not give me any bad reaction. It actually has helped me the most out of the brands that they have switched over the years. Are you having any luck with Watson? I’m curious how your city has them but there are no places have it’s where I live. Only Teva and Leading

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